The queen of Sweden is in town advocating global child protection initiatives as part of her World Child Foundation, and was the headliner at a Thursday lunch at the Swedish Embassy just hours before another of her initiatives kicked off a music festival featuring electronic dance figure Tiësto.
“It is something we owe each other as human beings,” Queen Silvia said of protecting kids, in front of a crowd of stakeholders at the House of Sweden in Georgetown.
Advocates for child protection in both the private and public sector, including Carolyn Miles, president of Save the Children, as well as Susan Bissell, chief of UNICEF’s Child Protection Unit, attended the lunch.
WCF has raised over $80 million for more than 600 projects that protect and aid children experiencing abuse and exploitation, according to the organization. “Regardless of our individual roles, focus areas or expertise, we are all working toward the common objective of protecting the most vulnerable among us — the children,” Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall said.