Queen Silvia at a conference on children in Abu Dhabi at the weekend
She's got a lot of school and creativity coming up so Queen Silvia really knew what she was talking about when she attended a conference in Ab Dhabi this weekend about helping young people grow and thrive. Silvia spoke about the importance of education at the event - with five grandchildren under the age of five, it's a topic close to her heart right now.
Queen Silvia during her speech at the forum
Queen Silvia was at the Fatima bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Forum in Abu Dhabi on November 20th and November 21st. The focus of this forum was helping children develop their creativity by involving parents and school in their experiences. Queen Silvia, who founded the World Childhood Foundation, gave the opening speech to the gathering of over 200 researchers including representatives from the United Nations. She talked about the importance of education as well as keeping children safe and helping them to be happy.
Queen Silvia has a high profile working in areas linked to children's rights
Queen Silvia also attended a series of meetings during her time in the United Arab Emirates as well as taking part in a dinner for the Global Child Forum.