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Queen Rania urged collective action to face global challenges

Queen Rania
Queen Rania (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah Tuesday urged the international community to enhance collective action in the face global challenges, stressing that collaboration is essential to solving the world’s shared problems, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Addressing heads of state, UN officials, private sector executives, humanitarian activists, and thought leaders through a pre-recorded message broadcast at the World Humanitarian Forum (WHF) in New York, Queen Rania warned against the temptation of turning inwards and "focus only on narrow self-interest" in times of crises.

"If we step back, if we widen our sights, we see a different picture... one that demands – and reinforces – our faith in collective action," Queen Rania said, underlining the importance of working together as a global community.

Drawing attention to the international community’s shortcomings in acting as a united front, the Queen said "we are still far from fluent in the language of our common humanity," warning that poor global cooperation poses a danger to everyone, "because we don’t exist in a world of separate boxes, nor do our problems."

On the global pandemic response, the Queen explained that a stronger "human network" built on better communication would have mitigated the crisis more efficiently. She went on to suggest means for addressing this global collaboration deficit.

"To build forward better, we must upgrade our human connectivity – the virtual and the virtuous," the Queen explained. "Humanity’s neural network, eight billion strong, must be powered by common vision and commitment."

The Queen also said that despite the need to upgrade connectivity, humanity can still rapidly adapt to hard times, citing the advances made in remote work, online learning, and hybrid education throughout the pandemic.

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