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Queen Máxima at the World Food Day Conference

  October 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm by

As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima attended on Thursday the World Food Day Conference at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The World Food Day is commemorated every year on October 16, the anniversary of the founding of FAO in 1945. The Queen at her arrival was greeted by Josè Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General. This year, … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Donates To Refugees

  July 11, 2014 at 6:08 am by

The wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) has made a generous donation to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ efforts in emergency nutrition and food security for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. Princess Haya donated $500,000 (Dh1.83 million). Princess Haya … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits India

  July 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm by

As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima visited India last week. On Monday June 30, the Queen started her three-day visit in New Delhi. She had a meeting with the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley. Then Queen Máxima visited an innovative water plant called “Sarvajal” in the district of Savda Ghevra. The chief of operations of … Continue reading

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Prince Zeid Selected As New UN Human Rights Chief

  June 18, 2014 at 2:25 am by

The United Nations General Assembly elected on June 16 Prince Zeid bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prince Zeid, who will succeed South African Navi Pillay next September, was nominated for this position by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, ealier this month. He has previously served as Jordan’s ambassador to the United States and Mexico. The prince was also a political affairs … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Speaks at UNICEF Annual Session

  June 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm by

The Queen of Spain is currently on a three day visit to New York City. Despite the news of the abdication of her husband, King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia continued with her official plans and her official visit began in New York City on Tuesday. Queen Sofia, as a special guest, attended the annual session of the UNICEF Executive Board at the United Nations headquarters. The Queen gave a speech where she remembered … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits Colombia and Peru

  March 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for inclusive finance for development, Queen Maxima visited Colombia from March 3nd to March 5th and Peru from March 5th to March 7th. On Monday March 3rd, the Queen arrived in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga where she visited the “Fundation Delamujer”, a foundation established in 1987 which is an agricultural project funded by microcredit. The purpose of the visit was … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon In Zambia With UNDP

  November 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm by

In his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Crown Prince Haakon visited Zambia from October 28th-31th, 2013. During his visit, he put special focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals. His program of activities was centered around health, the environment, education and youth leadership. Together with the First Lady of Zambia, Dr. Christine Kaseba, he visited Chongwe District Hospital. Crown Prince Haakon said: “I am very … Continue reading

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Queen Rania in New York

  September 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm by

As UNICEF’s first eminent advocate for children and also a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel (HLP), Queen Rania accompanied her husband King Abdullah II of Jordan during his visit to New York City last week to attend the 2013 UN General Assembly. The Queen’s first appearance was on September 23rd, when she attended the “Education Cannot Wait” conference which was organized to support the UN Secretary General’s … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in New York

  September 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm by

Last week, Queen Mathilde was in New York to attend the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, “Architects for a Better World”. On September 18th, the Queen participated in a side event co-hosted by UNICEF and Global Compact Belgium with the theme ‘Children’s rights are everyone’s business’. ”I am delighted to see that my country, Belgium, is a frontrunner in mobilising the business community on children’s rights”, she said in her … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Visit To New York

  September 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain paid a short visit to to New York City between September 9th and 10th. The ever popular Queen of Spain met with Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations at the UN HQ in New York City where they discussed a number of important issues, including the rights of disabled people. Later that day, Queen Sofia accepted the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Rights … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II To Start A State Visit & Working Visit Next Week

  September 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm by

Next week, His Majesty King Abdullah II will pay a state visit to China and then will head to New York on a working visit. In China, King Abdullah will hold talks with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders on ongoing situations in the region and international issues. In New York, King Abdullah will lead a delegation to the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. While attending the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in New York and Washington

  May 12, 2013 at 10:27 am by

On Tuesday May 7th, Queen Máxima was at the UN headquarters in New York to meet the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, to discuss the issue of the inclusive finance. As part of her function as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the field of inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima attended the regular meeting of the international advisory board and she also had a … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima in Rome

  March 28, 2013 at 2:27 am by

As the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Princess Máxima was in Rome for a two-day visit to meet members of three UN Food International Organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) last week. On March 21, in the headquarters of IFAD, the Princess attended an event titled “Inclusive Finance, Challenges and Opportunities: The … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Travel To The United States & Peru

  September 22, 2012 at 7:12 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah left for a working visit to the United States and Peru on Friday. During the visit to the Unites States, King Abdullah is scheduled to deliver a speech at the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He is also scheduled to meet a few world leaders and heads of participating delegations attending the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima in Brazil

  May 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm by

Princess Maxima visited from Monday May 7 to Thursday 10 May Brazil. The Princess was invited by the Central Bank in her capacity as special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon and honorary chair of the G20 ‘Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). Princess Maxima went to Brazil to promote microcredit and support to the small and medium enterprises. On Monday May 7, the Princess attended a … Continue reading

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Albert & Charlène in South Africa

  December 9, 2011 at 2:09 am by

TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco yesterday completed a visit to South Africa, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17) and a meeting with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town. The couple arrived on December 6th, residing at the Oyster Bay Hotel for the duration of their visit. Prince Albert then headed over to the Durban International Convention Centre for the High Level Segment of COP17, … Continue reading

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Queen Noor receives the Inspiration Award

  November 9, 2011 at 8:42 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan received on November 2nd, 2011 the Inspiration Award, during the annual luncheon of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists in the Dining Room at the United Nations. Also receiving the Inspiration Award was US actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow. Both women were chosen for this prize for their work in humanitarian causes, human rights and peace issues. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund was … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple in the USA, Day One

  October 21, 2011 at 8:54 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary spent their first day in the United States yesterday, the couple however had seperate agendas. The Crown Prince was in Boston, Massachusetts, where he opened the ‘Danish Connected Care’ portion of the Connected Health Syposium. The aim of the symposium is for various leading Danish healthcare companies to provide knowledge and their designs in relation to digital healthcare. Prince Frederik gave a keynote … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid and Her Two Oldest Children in New York

  September 28, 2011 at 7:56 am by

Princess Astrid, as special representative of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, was in New York from September 18 until September 21. She attended several events together with her oldest children who live in New York. Prince Amedeo has been working for two years for Deloitte and Princess Maria Laura is currently doing a four-month internship at the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations in New York. On September … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Máxima: Two-Day Meeting in Washington

  September 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm by

From 23 to 25 September, Princess Maxima was in Washington to attend the autumn meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, in her role as special advocate for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. On Friday September 23, the Princess attended a forum titled “Financial Inclusion, Advancing the Global Challenge,” along with Dr. H.P.M. Knapen, the Dutch Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Princess Maxima also was … Continue reading

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