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Angelina Jolie is to be honored at the Arab Children’s Congress.

The actress flew out to Jordan yesterday to attend the 24th annual Arab Children’s Congress. Founded by Queen Noor of Jordan following the 1980 Arab Summit Conference in Amman, the event is considered to be the longest uninterrupted cultural gathering of Arab youth. According to the official website, Queen Noor wanted to “give youth age 14-16 the same opportunity as Nations Leaders to express their needs and aspirations and to be heard by decision makers in the Arab world in a program that gathers 4 youth from each Arab and European country for a week of visiting, learning and cultural interaction especially designed to promote peace, understand. For the past 24 years the Arab Children Congress is held regularly in July of every year under the patronage and care of Her Majesty Queen Noor. It brings together children age 14-16 from throughout the Arab world.”

This year’s event is to take place July 23-29 at the Noor Al Hussein Foundation’s Performing Arts Center.

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