Monaco joins UN’s Group of Friends

HE Nontawat Chandrtri, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN, HE Luke Daunivalu, Chargé d'Affaires, Deputy Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN, HE Nguyen Phuong Nga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, HE Isabelle Picco, HE Brian Flynn, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN, and Toufiq Rahman, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN. Photo: DR
HE Nontawat Chandrtri, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN, HE Luke Daunivalu, Chargé d’Affaires, Deputy Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN, HE Nguyen Phuong Nga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, HE Isabelle Picco, HE Brian Flynn, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN, and Toufiq Rahman, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN. Photo: DR

The Group of Friends for Drowning Prevention was established at the United Nations on the occasion of World Water Day on Thursday, March 22, and the launch of the International Decade for Action on Water 2018-2028.

HE Isabelle Picco, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Monaco to the UN, restated the commitment of Princess Charlene and her Foundation in the prevention of drowning. The Ambassador also said that swimming is an integral part of the school curriculum in the Principality.

Recognised institutions such as the Royal National Lifeboats Institution and Bloomberg Philanthropies will support the member states of the Group of Friends for the prevention of drowning in their fight against this “silent epidemic”.

The Group currently has eleven Member States: Bangladesh, Denmark, Fiji, Ireland, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam.


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