© Reuters Prince Harry and Meghan Merkel arrive in New York City, USA, on September 25, 2021, to meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
By Michelle Nichols and Daphne Slesadakis
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Merkel visited the United Nations in New York on Saturday at the annual gathering of 193-member world leaders with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.
“It was a beautiful meeting,” Merkel told reporters as the couple left UN headquarters.
The United Nations welcomes the commitment and work of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The goals were set by the United Nations in 2015 and address issues such as ending hunger and poverty, achieving gender equality and tackling climate change.
“The Deputy Secretary-General reaffirmed his support for joint priorities for climate action, women’s economic empowerment, youth relations and mental health,” the UN statement said.
The couple is in New York to attend the Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park later Saturday, calling for greater action to tackle climate change and for rich countries to share one billion doses of the Covid-1 vaccine. .
On Thursday, the 37-year-old prince and 40-year-old Meghan visited the city’s memorial for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. They were accompanied by New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The couple relinquished their royal responsibilities last year to build an independent life and moved from Britain to California, where they live with their two children দুই two-year-old Archie and Lilibet, who were born in June.
They have launched their Arcwell Foundation, as well as cutting profitable contracts to create TV shows and a podcast. Last week the couple won the cover of Time magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World.
The United Nations said in a meeting on Saturday that Mohammed “praised the Arkwell Foundation’s efforts to promote vaccine equity around the world.”
World leaders returned to the UN last week to focus on stepping up efforts to combat both climate change and Covid-1. Last year, leaders sent video statements to the annual high-level UN General Assembly instead of traveling to New York amid the epidemic.
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