H M Queen Noor
Her Majesty Queen Noor is an international public servant and advocate for cross cultural understanding and conflict prevention and recovery issues such as refugees, missing persons, poverty, climate change and disarmament. Her peace-building work has focused on the Middle East, the Balkans, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Queen Noor’s work in the Middle East has focused on national and regional human security in the areas of education, poverty eradication and sustainable development, human rights and cross-cultural understanding. Since 1979, the initiatives of the Noor Al Hussein and the King Hussein Foundations which she chairs have advanced development thinking through pioneering best practice programs, and training and capacity building in the broader Arab and Asian regions.
A long time environmental activist, Queen Noor is a Patron of IUCN and a member of the Ocean Elders. She is a Commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons, a Director of Refugees International, President of the United World Colleges, a global advocate for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a founding leader of Global Zero working for the worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons and a Trustee of the Aspen Institute.