Queen Rania Meets with UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director

August 18, 2014

(Office of Her Majesty- Press Department- Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met today with UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, to discuss UNICEF’s efforts to support women and children in Jordan, as well as ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza residents suffering as a result of the conflict in the area.

Ms. Geeta, who also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of the GAVI Alliance, expressed her gratitude for the role that Jordan and its leadership play in supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Gaza as well as welcoming the large influx of Syrian refugees and absorbing Syrian children in the public schooling system.

Queen Rania recognized the work of UNICEF in the region and Jordan, particularly in the development of the Convention on the Rights of Children.

The meeting was also attended by Maria Calivis, UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Region, Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s Representative in Jordan, and Maha Homsi, Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF.