UN thanks Prince Albert for commitment to Ocean

The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Oceans, Peter Thomson, was one of hundreds of guests at a special reception in France marking the accession of His Serene Highness Prince Albert to the throne.

Peter Thomson, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Oceans, and Christophe Steiner, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco in France © Cyrill Bailleul

Christophe Steiner, Monaco’s Ambassador to France, hosted the reception on 9thJuly at Le Pavilion Dauphine in Paris. More than 450 guests were invited, including former ministers, ambassadors, senior officials and Monegasques living in Paris.

According to a government statement, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Oceans Peter Thomson had wished to attended the event in appreciation of the constant commitment of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.

Mr Steiner’s speech focused on upcoming events in the Principality, including the presentation of a report on the Ocean and cryosphere which is due out in September from the IPCC, and the 36thConference of Francophones coming up in October which will propose to member countries a debate on the theme ‘Reconciling humanity and the planet: perspectives in the Francophone space on the eve of 50 years of the OIF’.

He also applauded France, who is the current chair of the G7 summit, for committing to prioritising climate change.