Queen Rania appointed Honorary Global Chair for the UNGEI
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has been appointed as Honorary Global Chair for The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). Queen Rania will continue to advocate on behalf of the girls who are denied an education. The appointment comes after Queen Rania’s work and efforts in promoting access, quality, and innovation in education both in Jordan and across the globe in places such as Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Morocco and Pakistan.
Queen Rania has called education “more than a basic human right.” She has also noted that girls throughout the world “lose out to poverty and cultural biases because families invest in sons over daughters when they struggle to survive. They leave education early because many schools fail to provide sanitation facilities that give girls the privacy and dignity they deserve. They lack female role models to emulate, to inspire them, to help them imagine what they can become.”
Queen Rania has served as a UNICEF’s First Eminent Advocate for Children since 2007.Filed under Jordanian Royals
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