HRH Crown Princess Mary will visit Malaysia on the 27th to 30th of May.
During the visit, the Crown Princess will attend the international conference, Women Deliver, which aims to serve as a global platform for ensuring that health and rights of girls and women remain top priorities on the global population and development agenda.
The Crown Princess has been invited to join in a panel discussion with the former Finnish President, Ms. Tarja Halonen, and the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ms. Helen Clark.
In addition to attending the conference, the Crown Princess’s visit will include a number of activities related to Her Royal Highness’ humanitarian patronages and to promote Danish-Malaysian business relations.
The Crown Princess will visit a school for children of refugees from Myanmar and a handicraft project, both of which are supported by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
The Crown Princess will also visit Women’s Institute of Management (WIM) and meet women that with the support of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), has been helped on in life after having experienced gender-based violence. At WIM, the Crown Princess will also meet police officers who have been trained in handling reports from women concerning gender-based violence.
During a Business Gala Dinner, the Crown Princess will present the Danish Export Association’s Diploma and H.R.H. Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour to a company recognised for an outstanding effort in promoting and marketing Danish products in Malaysia.
The Crown Princess will furthermore witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, which marks the beginning of an innovative cooperation between the Ministry of Health, the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk Malaysia and international researchers, to prevent diabetes among future generations. The diabetes prevalence in Malaysia is rapidly increasing and the Crown Princess will during a visit to a hospital get the opportunity to learn more about this from new mothers with diabetes.