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Queen Rania

Dec 31,2015 - Last updated at Dec 31,2015

In January, as a member of the UN secretary general’s high-level advisory panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Her Majesty Queen Rania, along with a number of high profile activists, addressed a letter to world leaders urging them to create positive change to secure a better and safer future for the world 

In March, Queen Rania met with a group of global journalists and social media representatives visiting Jordan. She told them that Jordan has much to offer visitors in terms of history, culture, nature, adventure, health and wellness, and religious tourism

In April, the Queen launched the Early Grade Reading and Math Project (RAMP) at the Dahiet Al Ameer Hassan Elementary Coeducational School in Amman. The a $48 million five-year project is funded by the United States and the United Kingdom and is designed to improve the reading and math skills of KG1-Grade 3 children

In September, Queen Rania received the Walther Rathenau Prize in recognition of her work in advocating for peace and understanding between East and West. Her Majesty also received an award by Queen Silvia of Sweden for her work in advocating children’s rights in Jordan and the world at the World Childhood Foundation event in New York 

In November, Queen Rania lent her support to Google in the launch of its "biggest Street View capture yet in the Arab world". She narrated a video tour of Petra and wrote a blog post for Google Blog on the occasion of the launch of 360-degree street view imagery of the ancient Nabataean city and 30 other landmarks in Jordan for the first time

 

In December, Queen Rania received an honorary doctorate in “Science Development and International Cooperation” from Sapienza University, the oldest university in Rome

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