H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Education advocate, promoter of opportunities for women and youth, and international voice of cross-cultural dialogue. Named UNICEF's first Eminent Advocate for Children in 2007. Named Honorary Global Chair of the UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), and co-founded 1GOAL with FIFA World Cup 2010 and the Global Campaign for Education in 2009. Served on the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which contributed to the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Co-chaired a panel on the international response to the global refugee crisis at the 2016 UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants. Founder of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jordan River Foundation. Member of the Board of Directors, United Nations Foundation. Member of the Board of Advisors, International Rescue Committee. Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum. Recipient of numerous regional and international awards, including the Council of Europe North-South Prize, Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award, Walther Rathenau Award, World Childhood Foundation’s World Childhood Award, granted by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Foreign Press Association Humanitarian Award, and Vital Voices Global Trailblazer Award.