Monday, July 3, 2017

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Geneva

During her June 29th visit to Geneva, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa also attended three separate meetings, all focused on the ongoing need to support women and children facing wartime violence.

Photo: © C. Black / OMS
The Grand Duchess first met with Dr. Margaret Chan, who is the Director General of the World Health Organization. Dr. Chan noted her personal support for the upcoming international symposium on wartime sexual violence, which will be held in Luxembourg in March of 2019.

Photo: © UNICEF / PFP / 2017
Following this, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa met with Sikander Khan at the headquarters of the UNICEF Emergency Programs Office to discuss the forum and the 500 million children who face violence during wartime.

Photo: © UNO / HCHR
Finally, the Grand Duchess met with Prince Zeid Ra'd al-Hussein of Jordan, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, who agreed about the importance of addressing wartime violence, particularly against women and children, and also indicated his support for the symposium.

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