Prince Haakon of Norway discusses Latin America’s Economic Progress Ahead of the World Economic Forum 
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon  of Norway will be one of the co-chairs at the World Economic Forum  on Latin America April 16-18, 2012 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Prince Haakon points out that Latin America’s recent economic progress  is impressive and that hosting this forum as well as the G20 and the Rio+20 in the upcoming months goes to show the importance of the region.
When discussing important items that need to be addressed at the forum, the Prince pointed out that addressing the region’s youthful demographics was of great importance. For example, 50 percent of Mexico’s population is under the age of 27, so it is important to discuss how to best use that tremendous resource.
At the forum, the Prince also plans to discuss the economics surrounding big issues like poverty alleviation, climate change, low carbon technologies, and clean energy. He also points out that throughout these discussions it is important to remember that “values are actually the foundation of what we are doing” and that how they see each other and interact with each other will be a contributing factor of the forum’s success.