On Monday, November 10, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) in Amman.
According to Petra News, during today’s visit Her Majesty “…praised the efforts of the QRTA’s and added that she considers teacher training a priority as teachers are the most important pillar of the educational system. [She] also expressed her hope that parents would witness the positive impact teacher training has had on their children’s performance in the classroom…”
On Monday, November 10, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited the headquarters of TOMRA in Asker as well as the company’s production facility in Lier, Norway.According to the official website for TOMRA, the company is an:
“…advanced automated recycling sorting systems for various waste and metal material streams deliver clear commercial, legislative and environmental benefits. The sensor-based sorting systems recover clean material fractions, delivering significantly higher yields and increased value from the input material than with traditional separation methods such as dense media separation or manual sorting.”
On Monday, November 10, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Juan Valera Pavillion in Bullas, Spain, to attend a memorial service for the victims of Sunday’s bus accident.
According to AFP News, fourteen people died “…after their bus fell 15 meters from the Calasparra Road.The travelers were returning from Madrid to the Murcian town of Bullas after attending a religious ceremony at the Convent of the Barefoot Carmelites.”
On November 10, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) commemoration ceremony held at the RAI in Amsterdam.
Last July, MH17 was shot down by rebels over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border killing 298 innocent people.
On Monday, November 10, 2014, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan attended the opening ceremony of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Nagoya in the Aichi Prefecture, Japan.The theme of this year’s three-day conference, Learning Today for a Sustainable Future.
During today’s opening ceremony Crown Prince Naruhito gave a speech in which he noted:
“On our earth today, along with economic growth and increasing populations, we are also witnessing the advancing change of climate, loss of biodiversity, depletion of natural resources, increases in poverty and other problems. For our children and theirs, we have three important tasks: protecting the Earth’s environment, which is the wellspring for ensuring lives abundant with blessings, treasuring the Earth’s limited resources, and achieving sustainable development.”