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King receives Nobel Prize laureates delegation

By JT - Jan 28,2018 - Last updated at Jan 29,2018

His Majesty King Abdullah meets with a delegation representing the Steering Committee of the Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2018 at Al Husseiniya Palace on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday received a delegation representing the Steering Committee of the Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2018, scheduled to be held at the Dead Sea from March 26-27, according to a Royal Court statement.

During the meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace, attended by HRH Prince Ali, His Majesty stressed the importance of topics that will be discussed at the summit, in which they will be focusing on providing education and protection for refugee and displaced children from exploitation and abuse. 

The delegation includes former first lady of Panama and UNAIDS Special Ambassador to South America Lorena Castillo, former president of East Timor José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1996, and India’s child rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2014 Kailash Satyarthi.

The first Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit was held in New Delhi in 2016. Launched by Satyarthi, the summit aimed to bring together Nobel laureates, world leaders and young activists to develop a global action plan to protect children.

In the upcoming summit, participants will discuss the challenges faced by children during crisis, as well as examining actions to protect children from exploitation, trafficking, slavery and abuse and provide them with education.

The meeting was attended by Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh.

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