Queen Rania Attends UNF/ UNA-USA Global Leadership Awards Dinner

November 07, 2013

(Office of Her Majesty- Press Department- New York) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended yesterday in New York the UNF/ "UNA-USA" Global Leadership Awards Dinner held to highlight the vital role the UN plays in helping the global community advance peace, prosperity and justice, and to honor individuals and corporations for their global leadership in advancing UN causes.

The event, which gathered about 400 policymakers, diplomats, UN supporters and business leaders recognized outstanding global leaders for their efforts in several fields including education, human rights, health and the environment.

Queen Rania, who is a Board Member of UNF, presented Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school, with an award in recognition of her efforts in advocating for children's rights to education, especially girls.

Her Majesty had also participated over the past two days in several board meetings that discussed outcomes of programs carried out by the UNF in different countries. The meetings also discussed the foundation's work plan for the upcoming year.