Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco
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After she obtained her Baccalaureat in 1981, Princess Lalla Meryem was appointed by her father as the President of Social Works of the Royal Army Forces.
In 1984, she married Fouad Filali, the son of former Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Abdellatif Filali. They had two children: a daughter, the Sharifa Lalla Soukaina Filali (born 1986) and a son, the Sharif Moulay Driss Filali (born 1988). Lalla Meryem divorced from Fouad Filali in 1999.
Holder of numerous prestigious official functions, Princess Meryem has focused much of her activities on the social and cultural realm. Princess Meryem is the President of the Moroccan association in support of UNICEF, President of the Hassan II Foundation for the Moroccans residing abroad, President of the Moroccan National Observatory of the Childs Rights and President of the Hassan II Foundation for the social works of the former soldiers and ex-combatants. In July 2001, she was nominated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador with focus her Ambassadorship on UNESCO projects for women and children.
Using her Royal status, she continues her work on behalf of women and children and advocate their rights on an international level.
- "Biography of H.R.H. Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco". Unesco Celebrity Advocates. UNESCO. 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
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