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Rania receives Humanitarian Award

  May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan received the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award at Microsoft on Wednesday May 20, 2010. The award is handed out to people who use technology to benefit humanity, as Queen Rania was chosen for her use of social media to promote education, human rights and women’s issues through twitter, youtube and facebook. Speaking at the news conference, Queen Rania said “I’m really honored … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Couple Recieves = Oslo Award

  April 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit recieved the = Oslo Award 2009 for their “long-standing and sincere commitment to the poor, outcast and disadvantaged”. The award that was first awarded last year, stimulates social work. The jury chose the Crown Princely couple for this year’s award, because of their social work and their commitment for disadvantaged people. As examples the jury names the Crown Prince’s work with Global Dignity … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah to receive Top Global Award

  February 3, 2010 at 5:42 am by

H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned has been selected to receive the “Social Innovator of the Year Award”, which was announced by the world’s leading Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Ashoka Arab World. “Her Highness is a pillar of both change and hope for her home country of Qatar as well as the entire Arab world. At the helm of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Sheikha … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit: Ski instructor for a day

  February 1, 2010 at 4:50 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Hvalstad school in Asker on Sunday afternoon. She took part at the “ski-day” for underage asylum seekers. The Crown Princess participated actively in various activities like tobogganing, cross country and barbecuing of hot dogs on the campfire. Mette-Marit also offered herself as ski-instructor for the young people. About her skiing skills Mette-Marit said modestly: ” I do not know if I’m good, but I’ve been … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals State Visit to Italy, Day 2

  October 22, 2009 at 10:09 pm by

Day 2 of the state visit to Italy was quite busy for the royals. Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Rome, where His Majesty laid a wreath on the monument. King Abdullah and Queen Rania were received by the Italian Defence Minister, Ignazio La Russa, and a number of senior Italian military officials. After the visit to the tomb, King Abdullah … Continue reading

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Interview on “Amanpour”

  September 30, 2009 at 9:25 am by

On September 28th Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway have been interviewed by Christiane Amanpour during her new talkshow at CNN in New York. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour invited the to her studio in New York, because she thinks that the Royal Couple will help to focus attention on some of today’s important issues. The interview is 12.5 minutes long and will be shown in the program, “Amanpour” … Continue reading

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“Be Proud”

  September 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the youth project “Be proud” of Holmlia in Oslo on Thursday. “Be proud” is one of the two youth projects that were awarded by this year’s funding of the crown princely “Humanitarian Fund”. In Holmlia the Crown Prince and Princess met youth representatives of the “Be proud” sub-projects. After cultural elements and an international dinner the Crown Prince and Princess got the … Continue reading

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Haya speaks at Global Humanitarian Forum

  June 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm by

Princess Haya joined a panel of experts where she talked about the struggles poor women face and the need to reach out to women to influence policy. Princess Haya also highlighted the need to use women to make a change through the existing routes which are established by UN agencies on other programmes. “Women are at the heart of poverty and account for 70 percent of those most affected by … Continue reading

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Princess Mathilde Attends Meeting For Development and Cooperation

  May 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm by

Princess Mathilde of Belgium attends the ‘Development Cooperation Assises’, a forum of Belgian development cooperation policy makers and actors, NGO’s, parlementarians and academics, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year’s second assises is ‘The impact of the financial and economic crisis on low-income African countries. Another topic of the forum was to make a balace of realizing the milenium goals set by the United Nations. In … Continue reading

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Princess Letizia’s Audiences

  April 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm by

Today Princess Letizia met with some of her former colleagues in the news industry who were promoting the humanitarian project “Drawn for Africa”. Journalists Miguel Ángel Oliver and Marta Reyero created this project some months ago; whose main goal is the promotion of cultural, economic and social development in Africa. The project has since encouraged more Spanish journalists to join the project. Among other initiatives, it promotes systems of housing … Continue reading

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Princess Haya meets with Sierra Leone Registrar of the Special Court

  March 26, 2009 at 5:32 am by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, met yesterday with the Registrar of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Mr. Herman von Hebel, as part of an advocacy tour in the region by representatives of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. During the meeting, Mr. Herman explained the Special Court’s unique model … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah Launches Fakhoora Fund

  February 1, 2009 at 3:44 am by

HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser wife of the Emir of Qatar launched the Fakhoora fund on January 31,2009 which QR32.7m was raised through Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) towards the Al Fakhoora Fund. This is the first installment of donations that was raised through the emergency campaign by ROTA. The fund aims to support the victims of Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip and medical expenses of students who were … Continue reading

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