H.M. Queen Mathilde of Belgium

 Mathilde of Belgium
  • Queen of Belgium
    Kingdom of Belgium

Speech Therapist, Institut Marie Haps, Brussels; Psychologist, Université Catholique, Louvain. Princess Mathilde Fund identifies projects aimed at improving the situation of vulnerable persons and awards an annual prize to the most commendable project; Patron, several associations working with vulnerable persons; 2002, Member, Belgian delegation; UN Conference on Children's Rights; humanitarian missions to Niger and Mali, invited by UNICEF and Belgian Agency for Development Cooperation, emphasizing children's rights, education, health, women empowerment, poverty eradication and good governance; 2005, UN Envoy for International Year on Microcredit; UNICEF and UNAIDS Special Representative for the international campaign on orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS; 2009, Honorary President, UNICEF.be. Interests: plight of vulnerable people, particularly children, and education.