Her Majesty Queen Noor
Queen Noor is a global public servant and outspoken advocate for cross cultural understanding, Arab, Muslim and Western relations, and conflict prevention and recovery issues such as refugees, missing persons, 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 Arab world since 1979 has focused on national and regional human security issues in the areas of education, conservation, sustainable development, human rights and cross-cultural understanding through the pioneering initiatives of the Noor Al Hussein and the King Hussein Foundations which she founded and chairs.
Queen Noor has made environmental priorities an essential component of her work to promote human security and conflict resolution as a Patron of Jordan’s RSCN, Patron of IUCN, Founding and Emeritus President of BirdLife International, trustee of Conservation International and as a member of the Ocean Elders.
She is on the board of Refugees International and a forceful advocate for the protection of civilians in conflict and displaced persons around the world and a Commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons.
She is President of the United World Colleges, (UWC), a founding leader of Global Zero working for the worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons and an advisor and global advocate for, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines She has published two books, Hussein of Jordan (KHF Publishing, 2000) and Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (Miramax Books, 2003), a New York Times #1 best seller published in 17 languages.