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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Her Majesty delivers opening remarks at plenary session: “Addressing the Employment Challenge” during the World Economic Forum

Queen Rania: “Do not underestimate the entrepreneurial spirit of our young people.”


(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department- Dead Sea) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah stressed the importance of education and youth development in the Arab world, in her remarks introducing a plenary session, during the World Economic Forum.Titled ‘Addressing the Employment Challenge’, the panel discussed the challenges and obstacles facing Arab youth as they enter the job markets in the region.

Speaking about an all-encompassing approach to developing education for employment for Arab youth Her Majesty said:“That will take a quality education. It will take inspiring teachers and modern curricula that teach them the skills of an entrepreneur: critical thinking, team work, problem solving, initiative, communication, and leadership. Because the skills of an entrepreneur are the skills of a 21st century worker.

” Her Majesty also stressed the importance of providing opportunities for young entrepreneurs in the region by saying: “do not underestimate the entrepreneurial spirit of our young people. In a recent Gallup poll, 15 percent of young Arabs said they wanted to start a business in the next 12 months, compared to just 4 percent of Americans and Europeans. We just have to set them in motion.

” The panel; Addressing the Employment Challenge, tackled several issues including education for employment, redesigning labour markets and the role of major employers and the private sector.

The panel was chaired by CNN anchor; John K. Defterios, and included Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Habib Haddad, Chief Executive Officer, Wamda, United Arab Emirates; Soraya Salti, Senior Vice-President, Middle East and North Africa, INJAZ Al Arab - JA Worldwide; Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF); and Khalid Alkhudair, Chief Operating Officer for Markets, KPMG, Saudi Arabia.

The World Economic Forum, held at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea, Jordan, between 21st and 23rd of October 2011, is focused on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mexico instead of ten young people want to start a business but drug trafficking and as you can see this is very serious.

That's why I beg you to come to Mexico to motivate young people and who better than his Majesty anextremely intelligent woman with worldwide recognition.

Please excuse the dust, I wish to hear my request.


Javier Eduardo Martinez Esperanza
A simple Mexican citizen

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In his introductory message to a plenary session you during the World Economic Forum cited theimportance of education for youth, and also mentioned the importance of supporting employment and there are hundreds of thousands of youths who are abandoned by their countries as the case of Mexico. You mentioned that fifteen percent of young Arabs wanted to start a business over the next twelve months in

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hola Su Majestad:

Le saludo con respeto a la vez de que la invito a que venga a México, pues su gran trabajo en favor de la educación global es un orgullo que el lo personal me gustaría que compartiera con el pueblo mexicano que está sumergido en la mediocridad escolar.

Es por eso que le suplico venga a dar una Conferencia Magistral en materia de eduación para motivar a los cientos de jóvenes que hoy en día ni estudian ni trabajan en este pais.