[caption id="attachment_29590" align="alignnone" width="596"] Andrew Cannon, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Melbourne; Charles Leclerc, Formula 1 driver; HE Catherine Fautrier, Ambassador of Monaco to Australia; and Hadrien Bourely, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Sydney. Photo: DC[/caption]
The racing driver Charles Leclerc, the 2017 Formula 2 World Champion, has been received by the Ambassador of Monaco in Australia, HE Catherine Fautrier.
HE Fautrier received the 20-year old driver, who was born and bred in Monaco, on Wednesday, March 21, on the occasion of his first Grand Prix as a Formula 1 driver, as part of the Alfa-Romeo Sauber team.
A reception was organised at the "Monaco House" in Melbourne, in the presence of the Honorary Consuls of Monaco in Melbourne and Sydney, Andrew Cannon and Hadrien Bourely.
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His Excellency Serge Telle is leading a Monaco delegation at the Eighth World Water Forum, which is taking place from March 18 to 23 in Brasilia. Nearly 40,000 people from more than 160 countries, including decision-makers, politicians, experts, civil society, and water stakeholders around the world are meeting this year focussed on the theme “Sharing water”.
During his address at the official Opening Ceremony, Monaco’s Minister of State said: "Our responsibility is to act while there is still time: to mobilise countries, to support multilateral organisations, to set companies in motion.”
He called for a correction to the deficiencies of a short-sighted economy, which too often considers water, and with it, other natural resources, as worthless universal goods. He said: “It is urgent to learn to integrate them into our profitability calculations, as it is essential to incorporate the long-term effects of our actions on the environment.”
Finally, he pointed out that Monaco, under the authority of the Sovereign Prince, made water a priority. The Minister of State later participated in a ministerial round table on climate change.
The World Water Forum, organised by the World Water Council, is one of the largest events in the world related to water and contributes to the decision-making process on water at the global level, aimed at achieving a rational and sustainable use of this resource.
[caption id="attachment_29379" align="alignnone" width="640"] Equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Victoires in Paris, work of François-Joseph Bosio. Photo: Froggiesmedia[/caption]
France 2 will broadcast on Sunday, March 18, as part of its programme “D'Art Art”, a section dedicated to the famous equestrian statue of Louis XIV, which stands at Place des Victoires in Paris, work of the Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio. The statue was so impressive that Bosio and received the title of "First Sculptor of the King".
The Prince's Government has wanted to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of this artist and to make known the importance of his work to a wider public. Bosio, supported and encouraged by the patronage of Prince Honoré III, made a brilliant career in the French capital. He continues to surprise us with the variety and richness of his work.
A new episode dedicated to another major work of Bosio will be broadcast in 2018.