Friday, 8 July 2016

Letizia in Paris

Queen Letizia of Spain with French Environment Minister, Segolene Royal, in Paris on July 7th 2016

Food and health were foremost on Queen Letizia of Spain's mind as she headed to Paris on July 7th. The Spanish queen was attending the first day of the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate Change being held there. And in her speech Letizia, a Nutrition Ambassador for the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation, talked about the issues that hunger and overeating pose for modern societies.

Letizia was taking part in the first day of a conference organised by the World Health Organisation and the French government to look at ways to putting in place some of the measures agreed last December at the COP21 summit.  

Queen Letizia addressed the conference in English and told the audience that health was a human right. She went on to talk about making sure no one went hungry and also put a focus on how food production affects the environment.

As well as discussing hunger, Letizia spoke about the health issues caused by overeating saying that millions suffered health problems as a result of too much food. 

The Queen of Spain was welcomed to the conference by the French Environment Minister, Segolene Royal, who also spoke at the event. And afterwards the two held a private audience and posed for photographers in a sun filled Paris garden.

There were further discussions for Letizia with French politicians as she attended a lunch held in her honour.

Letizia has been vociferous in her concerns about nutrition since her appointment to the UN role over a year ago and she's attended several high profile international events in that capacity. This latest appearance underlines her commitment to making health a major talking point.

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