Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
An active humanitarian and a mother of four, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan has dedicated much of her career to improving the lives of the underprivileged. In Jordan, she has worked extensively to enhance education, empower women and children, and drive innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Internationally, she is a global voice for tolerance, compassion, and universal access to education.
Queen Rania has spoken widely on fighting stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims, and has worked tirelessly to foster greater understanding between people of different faiths and cultures. She has also worked to shed light on the rights and aspirations of refugees.
Through her position on their boards, Queen Rania continues to contribute to the work of the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Additionally, she is UNICEF’s first Eminent Advocate for Children, a member of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Board of Advisors, and a member of the environmental Earthshot Prize Council, launched by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Her Majesty has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Vital Voices’ Global Trailblazer Award, the Foreign Press Association Humanitarian Award, the Andrea Bocelli Humanitarian Award, the Walther Rathenau Prize, and the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award.