Her Royal Highness, Princess Lalla Meryem received “The ‘Rita Allamprese’ Mediterranean Award for Children” from  Prof. Michele Capasso, Founder-President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo for Peace.
This prestigious award is conferred by the International Committee of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, composed of eminent personalities, in recognition of work performed in defense of children’s rights.
“By granting this acclaimed award, the Fondazione Mediterraneo also intends to pay tribute to His Royal Highness  Mohammed VI for his determination to lead his people towards a society based on the rule of law and justice, where children will be entitled to enjoy all forms of protection”, as was by emphasized President Capasso.
“The ‘Rita Allamprese’ Mediterranean Award for Children” was inaugurated by conferring it upon Her Royal Highness, Princess Lalla Meryem. By doing so, the international community acknowledged her contribution to children as the President of the National Observatory for Children’s Rights (ONDE) since 1995 and as the President of the Children’s Parliament and the Moroccan Association in support of UNICEF, respectively.
This is why she was appointed one of the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors in July 2011. HRH Princess Lalla Meryem is also the President of the Hassan II Royal Foundation for Social Works for ex-Servicemen and Veterans and the Royal Foundation for Moroccans living abroad.
The “Mediterranean Award” was instituted in 1996 by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and is awarded annually to key personalities from the worlds of politics, culture and art for their contribution and actions to disseminate the values of solidarity and dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
This illustrious Award was made in honor of His Royal Highness Hassan II in 1999 for his pioneering role in championing the ideals of dialogue and tolerance..
President Capasso also expressed his contentment that his section of the Award should be dedicated to the memory of his late wife, Rita Allamprese, in recognition of her role and actions for the Fondazione Mediterraneo in support of abandoned children.

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