On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium participated in day two of the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects for a Better World, conference in New York City. According to the Belgian royal court, the conference is:
“…chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit brings together chief executives with leaders from civil society, government and the United Nations to unveil a new global architecture for corporate sustainability. The summit will set the stage for business to shape and advance the post-2015 development agenda. It will put forward a framework for business to contribute to global priorities, such as climate change, water, food, women’s empowerment, children’s rights, decent jobs and education at unprecedented levels.”
Yesterday, Her Majesty participated in a roundtable discussion under the theme, Children’s Rights are Everyone’s Business, organized by UNICEF and the Global Compact Network Belgium.
Photo courtesy of Monarchie Belge