It’s not a secret that Principality is actively involved in sustainable development and various environmental issues, it is always on the agenda. But not only that… And here we put together the most interesting developments of the week.
In his general policy speech, given on 1 November 2017 on the occasion of the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference, Mr. Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with UNESCO to strengthen the activities of the World Heritage Marine Programme.
What do Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol have in common you may ask. Certainly not a Campbells soup can!
Andy Warhol became arguably one of the 20th century’s most recognisable names in the genre of Contemporary art when his Pop Art exploded on the scene and caught the imagination of the art world. Less well known about Andy Warhol is that he was a religious man and one of his last works was Sixty Last Suppers (1986), silk screened 60 times so that it stretches to the same massive size as the original da Vinci “Last Supper” mural.
The New National Museum of Monaco has been hosting a photo exhibition by Kasper Akhøj entitled Welcome (To The Teknival), dedicated to villa E-1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. The exhibition opened on the 2nd of June at Villa Sauber, but has been updated later with new images, made by the artist in July 2017. The new additions complete the body of work started by the artist in 2008.
Following the dismantling of the Monaco Yacht Show, work on the northern dock of the Port de la Condamine is resuming, with a new phase that will continue until the 2018 F1 Grand Prix.
On Monday 30 October 2017, at a lunch, Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received H.E. Mr. Pieter de Gooijer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; H.E. Ms. Patricia O’ Brien, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland and H.E. Mr. Fernando Carderera Soler, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain, who presented their Letters of Credence to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince during the morning.
Hello Monaco presents: Monaco Words of Wisdom, with Victoria Silvstedt. Athlete. Model. Actress. Entrepreneur. Trader. Few women have achieved ultimate success in as many fields as Victoria has. Whatever she put her mind to, she rises to the top – from Miss Sweden to Playmate of the year, to her debut album going gold, Victoria puts her all into her work.
Recently, the explorers aboard the Monaco ship, Yersin, left Macaronesia where researchers had been working since the end of August to embark on an Atlantic crossing towards Martinique.
The Prince Albert II Foundation‘s Mister Good Fish Program focuses on regulating the use of seafood depending on the season in order to prevent overfishing, which drastically reduces the numbers of certain fish species, and to protect the marine environment. The Monaco Yacht Club and its chef Christian Plumail are the most recent members of the Mr. Goodfish program.
The question of violence against women is getting more and more attention nowadays. The Principality is taking part in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which will be held on November 25.
AS Monaco Vice President Vadim Vasilyev was elected “NuCalm / European Business CEO of the Year” on Thursday night in London. AS Monaco surprised and delighted fans last season when they reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.