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Queen Mathilde Appointed As Advocate For Sustainable Development

  January 19, 2016 at 6:32 am by

The Belgian Royal Palace has announced today that Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was appointed as member of the Advocacy Group for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. The group consists of 15 eminent personalities that will help the Organization of the United Nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Last September, the United Nations Member States adopted … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Washington For Finance Forum

  December 2, 2015 at 10:23 am by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima attended the “Financial Inclusion Forum” in Washington on Monday December 1st. The Forum, organized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was held at the building of the Department of the Treasury. View image | gettyimages.com Besides the Queen were present U.S. Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Bangladesh: November 16-18

  November 19, 2015 at 12:52 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and on invitation of the Government, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a visit to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from Monday November 16 until Wednesday November 18. At the arrival at the airport in Dhaka, the Queen was welcomed by Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Foreign Minister and Atiur Rahman, Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Afterwards … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Turkey

  November 16, 2015 at 7:27 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima attended in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday November 15 the launch of the “SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network” during the G20 meeting. The Queen attended the launch along with Cevdet Yilmaz, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs of Turkey. The Finance Forum 2015 is the first annual gathering of senior leaders … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima On Working Visit to New York

  September 30, 2015 at 2:26 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Raises UN Global Goals Flag in Copenhagen

  September 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits The Philippines: June 29-July 1

  July 2, 2015 at 5:14 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the Government and the Central Bank, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Republic of the Philippines from Monday June 29 to Wednesday July 1. Tuesday June 30, in the morning, the Queen was in Manila where she had a working visit with members of the UNDP United Nations Development … Continue reading

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Belgium’s King and Queen Meet UN Secretary-General

  May 27, 2015 at 11:59 am by

King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-teak. The meeting was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels earlier today. After the meeting, the Royal Couple posed for some group pictures for the press with the UN Secretary-General and his wife. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Belgium to address the the European Parliament meeting and hold talks with senior … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Chairs the United Nations Security Council

  April 24, 2015 at 7:27 am by

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan has become on Thursday the youngest person ever to chair a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. The young Crown Prince, who is 20 years old, led an open session discussing the role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace. While addressing the audience, he said that the world is facing a formidable challenge; terrorism and extremism, which may … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima In Washington

  April 19, 2015 at 11:52 am by

In her role as special advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima took part in one of the spring meetings held by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. on April 16 and 17. On Friday April 17, Queen Maxima attended the seminar “Universal Financial Access 2020: Towards the Last Mile” along with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Myanmar: March 30-April 1

  April 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm by

As Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for Inclusive Finance for Development and at the invitation of the Government of Myanmar, Queen Maxima made a three-day visit to Myanmar from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1. Queen Maxima started the visit on Monday in Yangon where she had various meetings with telecom providers, representatives of banks, microfinance institutions and providers of microcredit. At the meetings were also present members … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends Ebola Conference in Brussels

  March 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 3, Queen Mathilde participated in a conference about ebola at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The title of the conference was “Ebola: from emergency to recovery”, and it took place under the organisation and patronage of the European Union. The conference was also co-chaired by the European Union, the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations, the African Union and the Economic Community of … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Pays Visit to Dutch Troops in Mali

  February 20, 2015 at 2:12 am by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands has paid a visit to the Dutch troops currently stationed in Mali, the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (RVD) confirmed late yesterday afternoon. He arrived in the country on Wednesday, and visited Camp Castor in Gao, which is the base of the 450 Dutch troops in the West African nation. The troops are part of the United Nation’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission (Minusma) that “supports political processes in Mali and … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Awarded With 2015 Hunger Hero Award

  January 23, 2015 at 6:11 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussain, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and a former WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, has been awarded by the United Nation’s World Food Programme with the 2015 Hunger Hero Award. Princess Haya, a United Nations Messenger of Peace and the chairwoman of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, received the award during the World Leaders Dinner … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits China

  November 29, 2014 at 2:34 am by

As a special advocate of the United Nation’s Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and at the invitation of the Chinese government, Queen Máxima visited China from November 24 to November 28. On Monday November 24, The Queen met Mr. Alain Noudehou, the UN coordinator in China at the UNDP office in Beijing. In the evening the Queen attended a working dinner at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador … Continue reading

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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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