World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa: 2003-2019

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AMMAN, JORDAN: Jordan's Queen Rania and US First Lady Laura Bush chat as they leave the Swaifiyeh Secondary School for Girls 22 May 2005, in Amman. Bush is on a six-day visit to the region and in Jordan she also took part in the World Economic Forum meeting on the shores of the Dead Sea.


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QR looks so radiant- best I've ever seen her....I hope she doesn't loose any weight.
Queen Rania of Jordan, recent pictures from Jordan News Agncey PETRA.


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and more.....

PA with PH and PR ....:) ;)


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La la said:
Are these recent pictures? I haven't seen them before.

no they not , this is from the world economic forum in Dead sea from last year:)
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reeda2000 said:
The World Economic Forum on the Middle East returns to Jordan in May ( KA will be there)

Nice! Perhaps Queen Rania attends the WEF too.
Nawal said:
Nice! Perhaps Queen Rania attends the WEF too.

She always attends, not only as a member of the foundation board of the WEF but also as an active participant in the various sessions. Last year the WEF on the Middle East was held in Egypt and Queen Rania was there as well.:)
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Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab announced that Dead Sea will be the permanent home for the WEF on the Middle East, according to a statement.
Having the World Economic Forum meet again at the Dead Sea in Jordan is another testimonial to the leadership and its vision, and the capabilities of those who really work to better Jordan and place it on the world map. And such conferences have significant pecuniary benefits to Jordan.

According to the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), conference tourism made up 5 per cent of world tourism — over 13 million tourist visits — in 2005.
ARAMEX (DFM: ARMX), the total transportation solutions provider is sponsoring the transfer of 5 Emirati students from Dubai Women’s College to Amman to take part in the INJAZ Al-Arab Student Company Regional Competition. The winning teams from the various Arab countries will compete for the opportunity to participate in the World Economic Forum on May 18-20.......

The national competition winners from Jordan, Palestine, Kuwait, Egypt, Oman and the UAE (nominees) will take part in the regional challenge that will be held in Jordan under the patronage of Her Highness Queen Rania Al Abdullah in May 17.
Holon's 'Dialogue in the Dark' to exhibit in Jordan........

At the Dialogue in the Dark exhibit in Holon, small groups are led by blind guides through specially constructed darkened rooms in which scents, sounds, wind, temperatures and textures conveys the characteristics of daily environments, for example a park, a city or a bar. ........
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse departed Thursday for Jordan to attend the G11 summit and the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the Middle East, said the presidential office.
For a small country that usually does not make much news, Jordan is making a claim on the world’s attention with a series of fascinating consecutive events.
Within the span of a week, Jordan is hosting its annual gathering of Nobel laureates at Petra, to bring the world’s best minds to bear on the challenges of peace and development in the Middle East; hosts the annual World Economic Forum Middle East gathering that brings together 1,200 top business, government and media people from around the world; and it caps off the week with meetings of senior officials from Israel, Palestine and the US, geared to prod a renewed Arab-Israeli peace-making process, alongside a meeting of the new G-11 group of lower-middle income countries that seek to spark a new aid, development and reform partnership with the world’s great powers.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (R) greets Jordan's Queen Rania at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea May 18, 2007. Prince Haakon is also present.

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King Abdullah greets officials at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea May 18, 2007

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Prince Raed (L) and Saudi Arabia's Princess Lulu al-Faisal

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Queen Rania, YGLs, and Jordanian students unite to advance Dignity principles

Amman, May 18 (Petra)-- Recognizing that every human has the right to lead a dignified life begins with a conversation. That conversation took place amongst 100 Jordanian youth, Friday, in an event called Dignity Day. The students joined Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and members of the Young Global Leaders (YGLs) in a passionate and inspiring conversation about what it means to live a dignified life and how to treat each other in accordance with the principles of dignity.

The event brought together the three cofounders of the Dignity Day initiative, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway, Professor Pekka Himanen of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, and Operation HOPE Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant, as they reunited with several other Jordanian and international YGLs. Petra - Article Part 1
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His Majesty King Abdullah II on Friday opened on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) a JD 120 million Kambinski Ishtar Hotel, which was constructed at the Dead Sea.
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Dead Sea, May 19(Petra)—His Majesty King Abdullah II affirmed that the Group of Eleven share a commitment to development-structural reforms and accelerated programs that advance the opportunities, prosperity for our people.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II yesterday opened a three-day Middle East World Economic Forum, urging political and business leaders to help end violence and prepare for the “day after peace.”
CLIMATE change and energy security are among the greatest risks facing the Middle East, as a scarcity of natural resources disrupts the social fabric and Western states try to move away from hydrocarbons, the World Economic Forum said yesterday.
Queen Rania teaches to Jordanian students the principles of dignity

Also some of the principles of dignity I saw on one of the above pictures :

ABC’s of Dignity

A Accept differences
B Be kind
C Count your blessings
E Express thanks
F Forgive
G Give freely
H Harm no one
I Imagine more
J Jettison more
K Keep confidences
L Love truly
M Master something
T Touch hearts
R Reciprocate
Q Quell rumors
S Seek wisdom
V Value truth
O Open your mind
Y Yearn for peace
P Pack lightly
U Understand
W Win graciously
X Xeriscape
Z Zealously support a worthly cause

I found them very nice.:flowers:
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The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, says he is giving $10bn (£5bn) to set up an educational foundation in the Middle East. The money is meant to improve the standard of education and research in the region, and aims to stimulate job creation, Sheikh Mohammed said.
Wow! I don't think there are words to describe how fantastic this is.
Dead Sea, may 19 (Petra)-- Taking on an unlikely role as a moderator, in exceptionally active attire, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah engaged a distinguished panel in discussing the move from charity to active giving at the World Economic Forum in the Dead Sea, Saturday........

Queen Rania, who was sporting a t-shirt supporting the Join Red campaign, noted that the focus of the day's conversation was to address whether "that hand is a hand out, i.e. charity, or a hand to help them up, i.e. civic engagement."

Queen Rania at WEF:

I think the logo on her T shirt says "Empower (ed)".
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Queen Rania, King Abdullah, Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya

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