Tag: Ambassador Harald Fries

Embassy of Sweden in Manila invites women and LGBTQ community to join online discussion on 26 June 2020

The Swedish embassy in Manila hosts and invites women and members of the LGBTQ community to join an online discussion regarding moments during home quarantine time in the pandemic on 26 June 2020. The invitation said: “What are the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of home quarantine on women and members of…

Sweden participated in Asian Development Bank’s first virtual conference

Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines,H.E. Harald Fries, was the designated representative of Sweden in the first stage of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors on 22 May 2020. In its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Governors recently approved ADB’s financial statements…

Embassy of Sweden in Manila co-host Women2020 summit

The Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries joined the Women2020 Summit in Samsung Hall at SM Aura Manila, an event celebrating International Women’s Day, on 5 March 2020. His Excellency shared the key milestones and movements in Swedish progress towards gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden co-hosted the event in partnership with SPARK Philippines,UN Women Asia and…

Swedish ambassador discussed challenges of Pasig city

Swedish ambassador H.E. Harald Fries recently paid a courtesy call to Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig city in Philippines on 22nd January 2020. They discussed challenges in Pasig regarding health care, waste management, peace and order, poverty and road congestion as well as potential areas for partnership in areas such as sustainability, business development and…

Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

Swedish embassy in Manila contributed to minimize violence against women

Respeto Naman campaign is a collaboration of the Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines, SPARK! Philippines, the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo, the United Nations, Empower, Terre des Hommes through Girls Advocacy Alliance, and Para sa Saning. Link The campaign officially started on 21st November 2019, and focuses on the issues of rape and…

The world’s biggest IKEA to open in the Philippines

Swedish furniture company IKEA has announced the opening of the first IKEA store in the Philippines in 2020. The new store in the Philippines will be the biggest IKEA store in the world, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Manila. Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries joined IKEA Southest Asia Managing Director Christian Rojkjaer and IKEA…

Swedish Ambassador discusses #MeToo in the Philippines

The Swedish Ambassador in the Philippines has discussed an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines. The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, led by Ambassador Harald Fries, met with representatives of SPARK Philippines, UN Women Asia and the Pacific and EMPOWER to discuss an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines…

‘Fostering CSR in the Philippines’ conference

Swedish and Filipino companies champion responsible business More than 150 leaders in business and government convened at Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business at Makati Shangri-La Hotel on 17 January. The conference was a joint effort to champion corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a way for companies to contribute to the achievement…

CSR theme at upcoming Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Manila

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is on 26 October hosting the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at Shangri-la Fort. NordCham Philippines, in partnership with the European Philippines Business Network and SEB Singapore, invites to this annual luncheon to discuss and share best practices and experiences among pioneering corporate sustainability advocacies in the private and public…