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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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Haakon visits Botswana

  November 15, 2009 at 9:05 am by

Crown Prince Haakon visited Botswana from November 11th to 13th, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP. The Prince met Vice President Mompati Merafhe with whom he discussed key topics related to development cooperation effort. Afterwards he met the Minister for Foreign Affairs Phandu Skelemani and the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism, as well as local UN representatives. On Thursday Prince Haakon paid a … Continue reading

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Haya to Launch “Stand Up & Take Action” Campaign Against Poverty

  October 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm by

Under the patronage of her role as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will launch the “Stand Up & Take Action” campaign between October 16-18, 2009. The “Stand Up & Take Action” (SUTA campaign), which is organised in the UAE by the … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s Visit to the US: Day 4

  September 30, 2009 at 6:47 am by

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 … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Appointed UN Advocate for Inclusive Finance

  September 23, 2009 at 1:22 am by

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands has been appointed at the United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, as was announced by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. “Your extensive knowledge and expertise makes you a perfect choice for this important undertaking. You will be able to work for the well-being of so many people who need the United Nations,” he said. In her new role, Princess Máxima will advise the Secretary-General … Continue reading

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Queen Rania appointed Honorary Global Chair for the UNGEI

  July 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm by

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, … Continue reading

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Haya calls on supporters to help UN

  June 26, 2009 at 3:57 am by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, has called in a televised message to the public to give donations to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The call comes to help hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan who live in shelters who have escaped from conflicts between Government forces and militants in the North West Frontier Province. “Millions have been forced … Continue reading

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Haya Addresses Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

  May 18, 2009 at 9:18 am by

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon launched a report on ’2009 UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction’ which talks about Gulf countries face the risk of natural disasters such as Tsunamis, earthquakes and cyclones and that the countries have to be prepares if anything happenes. The report also explains natural disaster trends and strategies and how to reduce if happened. Speaking at the launch of the report was UN … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline in Paris for UNESCO Gathering

  May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Paris on May 14 to preside over the annual gathering of UN Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Annual Meeting, convened by the UN Director-General, brings together a large number of international personalities, from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. Her Royal Highness has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and … Continue reading

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Lalla Meryem at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

  May 15, 2009 at 4:23 am by

Princess Lalla Meryem attended a meeting at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris on Thursday. Lalla Meryem spoke at the 8th Annual Meeting as UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors. Lalla Meryem seeks to promote the UN body activities in zones stricken by post-conflicts and natural disasters saying “My country’s commitment in this regard is as strong as its attachment to peacekeeping operations, in which it has … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Receives Directors of De Verband Fédération Agricole Luxembourg

  May 8, 2009 at 10:27 am by

Today Grand Duke Henri received in audience members of the Board of Directors of De Verband Fédération Agricole Luxembourg SC, a company which specialises in agricultural machines rental, machines for horticulture and cattle feed. The Grand Duke has also received recently in audience the Director General of UNICEF, Madame Anne M. Veneman, the new Director General of MUDAM, the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, the Russian Minister of … Continue reading

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A Big Day Out for “Aunty Mary”

  May 5, 2009 at 1:09 am by

It was a big day yesterday for the Danish Royal Family. Princess Marie gave birth to a son early in the morning; while Crown Princess Mary was also out and about, performing two official engagements. Mary first attended the baptism of a new tulip, the ‘Kronprinsesse Mary Tulipan’ (Crown Princess Mary Tulip), at Gavnø Castle, south of Copenhagen. Accompanied by her close friend and the lady of the castle, Baroness … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah to participate in Alliance Forum on April 6

  April 5, 2009 at 10:45 am by

HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, member of the High Level Group of the UN Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC), will participate in the Second Forum of the Alliance in Istanbul on April 6. The alliance’s broad mission is to advance intercultural understanding. “HH Sheikha Mozah is committed since she was invited to serve at the UNAOC High Level Group in 2005, to enhance the role of Qatar in support of the … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah at the UN

  March 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm by

Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, president of the UN General Assembly, lauded the efforts of H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned in helping Palestinian schoolchildren saying “As you may know, she has been working tirelessly to restore as quickly as possible the scores of UN-sponsored schools that were damaged during the horrific invasion of the Palestinian territory of Gaza two months ago.” At the assembly, Sheikha Mozah said she would … Continue reading

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The Prince of Orange Speaks at 5th World Water Forum

  March 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm by

The Prince of Orange has spoken at the 5th World Water Forum. The forum began on Monday, March 16th, when a summit meeting for heads of state was held at Istanbul’s Ciragan Palace. The Forum is held every three years, and this year’s key themes are sanitation, climate change and increasing demand for water. Prince Willem-Alexander is the Chairman of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board for Water and Sanitation. … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid continues to represent Roll Back Malaria Partnership

  March 14, 2009 at 6:18 am by

The Belgian Royal Family is proud to announce on their website that Princess Astrid, only daughter of King Albert II, will continue to be a Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria programme of the WHO, UNICEF and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Her term will be extended with another two years – so the Princess said herself last Friday. Her new term will begin at the end of … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia attends Drug Conference in Austria

  March 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm by

Queen Silvia attended the start of the 52nd Session on Narcotic Drugs at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna yesterday, March 11. The conference was organised on behalf of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and was also attended by the UNODC’s Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa. You can read more about Silvia’s attendance and view more photos here.

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Queen Rania Appeals for Aid for UNRWA

  February 18, 2009 at 1:52 am by

Queen Rania of Jordan has made a public appeal for aid for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is in urgent need of funds to enable it to continue its work in Gaza. During an extraordinary meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Council in Amman, Jordan, the Queen, who is herself of Palestinian ancestry, referred to the agency as “a lifeline to the people of Gaza.” She encouraged … Continue reading

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