Queen Rania’s Visit to the US: Day 4
On day 4 of Queen Rania’s visit to New York, Her Majesty attended a breakfast which was hosted by the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and took place during the 64th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.
This event took place to mark the the 60th anniversary of the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees which was also attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “I wished there was no anniversary to mark,” she said. “But you and I know the reality is very different. Their’s (the refugees’) life is very different. Their’s is a life interrupted, a life half lived. Hours wasted at checkpoints, another work day lost, another pay check canceled, worried about what the family will eat … praying for an aid parcel.”
Later that day, Her Majesty attended the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative where Queen Rania joined the panel of “Human Capital- Creating Good Jobs and Strong Communities”.Filed under Jordan
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