AMMONNEWS – His Majesty King Abdullah II attended the opening ceremony of the Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2018, on Monday at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre in the Dead Sea.
President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, Panamanian First Lady Lorena Castillo de Varela, and a number of former presidents of different nations, Nobel Laureates, and 250 government officials, leaders, academics and representatives of civil society organisations from around the world attended the ceremony.
During the summit, participants will be deliberating on and developing a plan of action to address the challenges facing children impacted by forced migration.
The plan will propose mechanisms for practical and sustainable action to provide education and healthcare for refugee and displaced children, and to safeguard their rights and protect them against exploitation and abuse.
His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, who is a member of the Steering Committee for the summit, delivered a keynote speech during the opening ceremony.