Queen Rania of Jordan

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  • 18 Nov - 24 Nov, 2017
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Rania Al Yassin was born on August 31, 1970. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University of Cairo in the year 1991. Queen Rania was initially into banking in Jordan and later switched to information technology. After marrying Prince Abdullah bin Al Hussein on June 10, 1993, they went on to have four children: Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem.

She isn’t just a queen to her king, or mother to her princes and princesses, in fact, she works hard to lift the lives of Jordanians by supporting their endeavours and helping to create new opportunities for them, by breathing new life into the public education system; empowering communities and women especially through microfinance initiatives, protecting children and families, and driving innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, especially amongst young people. Internationally, she is an advocate for tolerance, compassion and bridge building between people of all cultures and backgrounds. Her efforts to simultaneously challenge stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims, and promote greater understanding and acceptance between people of all faiths and cultures, have won her global recognition.

Queen Rania is also a global voice for access to quality education for children around the world. In 2009, she championed the 1 Goal campaign for education; she is Honorary Chair of the UN Girl’s Education Initiatives and has advocated access to education in forums and gatherings around the world. Through her position on their boards, she also contributes to the work of the UN Foundation and the World Economic Forum. She is the Eminent Advocate for UNICEF, and she was part of the UN appointed High Level Panel who advised on the shape and content of the Sustainable Development Goals which aim to improve the lives of millions of people before 2030.