HM Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the UNESCO in Paris, France. (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Paris headquarters.

During her visit Her Majesty met with the UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova, where they discussed:

“…cooperation between UNESCO and Jordan. [Discussions also focused on] the growing role of information technologies in education. Emphasizing the growing pressures on schools because of instability in the Arab region, Queen Rania expressed the intention to focus on education via the internet.”

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Zaha Center in Amman to attend “…part of a national consultation on children’s rights that gathered professionals and youth to review and discuss Jordan’s progress in promoting and fulfilling the rights of children in the country…” according to Petra News.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits Darat Samir Shamma. (VIDEO)

On June 30, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan accompanied by her daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Iman of Jordan, visited the Darat Samir Shamma nursing home in Amman.

According to Petra News, during today’s visit Her Majesty and the princess “…spent some time with the elderly and was assured on their conditions. [They also] checked on services and activities by a number of volunteers from the Jordan River Foundation…”

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended the launch of Oasis500′s new investment track, Creative Industries Fund, which “…support[s] and invest[s] in artistic and cultural entrepreneurship…” according to Petra News.

The newspaper goes on to note that the:

“…fund will target talented entrepreneurs in all governorates of the kingdom, and aims to help them transform their ideas into fruitful projects that can contribute to the Jordanian economy.

Her Majesty also inaugurated and toured the Oasis500, ‘Entrepreneurial Talent Exhibition’, an exhibition which included 20 artistic creations by 20 different Jordanian entrepreneurs. Her Majesty reviewed the ideas behind the different projects which ultimately aim to harvest, through the medium of arts and culture, sustainable and income generating projects that serve economic development in Jordan.

Queen Rania met with the artists who participated in the exhibition and expressed her admiration of their creations, adding that their talent and thirst for success is evident in their work.”

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Meets with Youth Volunteers. (VIDEO)

According to Petra News, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan:

“…joined a group of young volunteers taking part in activities carried out at Al Mattal Citadel by two local initiatives: Ahel Al Balad and Art for All.

Ahel Al Balad, a non-political, community-based movement, aims to spread awareness and create positive change towards building safer and healthier communities in Jordan.

While Ahel Al Balad’s focus is to keep Amman clean through volunteer work, Art for All is a nonprofit project that aims to beautify local areas by bringing in artists from around the world to paint street wall art in underprivileged communities in order to enhance tourism and invigorate the economy.

At Al Mattal, Queen Rania spoke with founders of both initiatives — Luma Qadumi and Mohammad Asfour, co-founders of Ahel Balad, and Zaid Derbi, co-founder of Art for All.

The Queen was briefed on the progress of projects that have been implemented so far and informed about future plans that the initiatives aspire to achieve.

During her tour of the area, Her Majesty stopped to talk to a number of young volunteers partaking in a clean-up campaign carried out by Ahel Al Balad. They told the Queen that the project helped create awareness in different neighborhoods about the importance of cleanliness, increased the number of volunteers, and created an understanding among members of the community about the deficiencies that cause a serious littering problem in the country.”

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. (VIDEO)

On Monday, June 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with a group women from the North-Eastern Badia.

According to Petra News, during yesterday’s visit:
“…[Her Majesty] welcomed the opportunity to meet the diverse group of women from the Northeastern Badia which houses several military, educational and vocational facilities. 

She also praised the humanitarian efforts of the residents in helping Syrian refugees in the area. Her Majesty then shed light on the importance of quality education and online learning to provide all Jordanians with the best education available…”

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Participates in the Launch of Edraak. (VIDEOS)

On Monday, May 19, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan participated in the launch of Edraak, a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the Arab world.

According to the official website for Edraak the:

“…new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.

First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses – developed by QRF – to further enrich Arab education. Through its partnership with edX, the platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX, MITX, and UC BerkelyX. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.

Second, QRF envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.

Finally, QRF believes that the platform will enable the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world. Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history. This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.”

For more information about Edraak please click here.

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HM Queen Rania of Jordan Attends a Ceremony at the University of Jordan. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the University of Jordan in Amman to witness His Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud recieve an honorary doctorate in International Business.

According to Petra News, the prince received the “…degree in recognition of his regional and international efforts in the fields of business, economic development, administration, tourism and media”

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the Rosary Sisters Visitation Home. (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Rosary Sisters Visitation Home in Amman, Jordan.

According to Petra News, Her Majesty spent time with:

“…a group of elderly nuns living at the home most of whom had spent their entire lives doing humanitarian work in different fields including education, health, and social services.

To express their appreciation of the Queen’s visit, the nuns presented Her Majesty with two gifts: a Holy Qur’an and a piece of hand embroidery that the nuns had made themselves.”

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Visits Vienna, Austria. (VIDEOS)

On April 8, 2014, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in beautiful Vienna, Austria, for a one-day visit.

Upon his arrival at Hofburg Palace His Majesty was warmly greeted by the President of Austria, Mr. Heinz Fischer, and other government officials.

After the official welcoming ceremony and a brief photo-op for the international press His Majesty and President Fischer held a luncheon meeting where discussions focused on various issues including the Syrian crisis, the situation in the Middle East as well as ways of strengthen bilateral and economic ties between Jordan and Austria.

Click here to watch a video news report.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the La Storia Museum. (VIDEO)

On Monday, April 7, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan “…visited La Storia Museum on Mount Nebo in Madaba, Jordan…” according to the Jordan Times.

During today’s visit Her Majesty was given a tour of the museum and “…added a few small stones [to the] King’s Way mosaic project seeks to enter the Guinness World Records with the world’s largest mosaic portrait that will, when finished, span over 180 square metres…”

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