Jeho Výsost kníže Albert II
Sovereign Prince of MonacoMonaco
H.S.H. Prince Albert II succeeded his father, Prince Rainier III in 2005. During his reign, he has focused his efforts on social impact and is committed to carrying out an exemplary policy in terms of the environment by favoring the development of public transport, ecological vehicles, renewable energies, and high environmental quality buildings. He strives to uphold strict principles of economic development with an ethical spirit and the utmost transparency. In the field of human rights, H.S.H. Prince Albert II has facilitated several important legislative modifications—including the reaffirmation of the principle of freedom of expression for the media, the organization of a system of responsibility for basic human rights and public order, the modernization of education law and increased protection of child rights, and the introduction of the principle of freedom of association and equality between men and women.