Category: General news

Danish Folk High Schools event Singapore

On 10 June Denmark arranged a unique event in Singapore, including community singing and a debate how creativity and artistry can drive successful educational outcome and foster innovation with top politicians, artists and educators. This was showcased by Danish Folk High Schools and the global talent movement UNLEASH. In 2017, The Danish Folk High School…

More EU aid for Rohingya

As the refugee crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar continues the European Commission has released €40 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving support to vulnerable Rohingya civilians and host communities in Bangladesh and across Myanmar’s Rakhine State. This comes on top of the €51 million the Commission mobilised in 2017. “The Rohingya crisis has reached…

National Day of Sweden celebrated in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden Manila celebrated the National Day of Sweden on 6 June at the Grand Hyatt Manila. Around 500 guests from the Philippine government, diplomatic corps, local and international civil society organizations, the Swedish as well as the business community enjoyed a Swedish feast and a night of Swedish music. The National Day…

Exclusive Danish China event with Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen

The Danish Chamber of Commerce in China invites exclusive its members to meet with Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Anders Samuelsen at a breakfast meeting on 21 June. This DCCC meeting will provide an opportunity to engage with the minister directly to share views on the relationship between Denmark and China as well as…

Unleash Innovation Lab programme held in Singapore

During 30 May – 6 June the Danish initiative UNLEASH Innovation Lab took place in Singapore, as the next country to take on the challenge, focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This programme is global, bringing together 1,000 carefully selected young talents from more than 100 countries, to collaborate on ideas and solutions for…

Norwegian seafood seminar and dinner held in Bangkok

On Monday 28 May, Chargé d’Affairs a.i., Mr. Vegard Holmelid delivered a speech at the Norwegian Seafood Seminar and Dinner hosted by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). This was an event where many of the leading actors in the Thai seafood market could meet with the 13 Norwegian Seafood exporters that are participating at this…

First ever Nordic Day celebrations held in Malaysia

8 May 2018 saw the first Nordic Day celebrations ever held in Malaysia, as the five Nordic missions in Kuala Lumpur gathered friends and colleagues to celebrate years of ever-closer cooperation within what is perhaps the most integrated region in the world. Over 450 invited guests were present to mark the occasion, which took place…

UN and Sweden held 7 Day Challenge in Vietnam

In April the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi together with the United Nations (UN) in Vietnam and Live&Learn arranged an initiative called the ‘7 Day Challenge’. The 7 Day Challenge was part of the organisors’ efforts to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, Agenda 2030 and an important event to mark the upcoming…

Pre-taste of Swedish midsummer in Hong Kong

On 11 May the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong hosted a media event at the Swedish Residence, in relation to the Midsummer and National Day celebration on 8th June. As a pre-taste, more than 20 media and bloggers got to experience a traditional Swedish Midsummer celebration, or at least part of it: flower…

SwedCham Hong Kong launched anti plastic campaign

On 24 May Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong launched the position paper: ‘Plastic waste – a call for action’, with opening remarks from Consul General Helena Storm. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is thereby raising plastic waste as an issue that needs urgent action in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government is called upon…