As the driving force of the Laureates and Leaders for Children platform, the Steering Committee ensures sustainability of action and a wide partner network for the cause of children.
HE José Ramos Horta the former President of Timor-Leste, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for his sustained efforts to hinder the oppression of a small people. He is the convenor of Laureates and Leaders for Children Steering Committee.
HRH PRINCE ALI BIN AL HUSSEIN OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan is the son of His late Majesty King Hussein and Her late Majesty Queen Alia of Jordan. Since 1999, His Royal Highness Prince Ali has served as the President of the Jordan Football Association, and served as Vice-President of FIFA 2011-2015. In 2008, His Majesty King Abdullah II entrusted him with the duty of establishing and directing a National Centre for Security and Crisis Management. His Royal Highness has served as a member of the Steering Committee since 2017.
HE LORENA CASTILLO GARCIA
HE Lorena Castillo Garcia is the wife of HE Juan Carlos Varela, the former President of the Republic of Panama. She is the Global Spokesperson for Zero Discrimination (UNAIDS), an Ambassador for Peace of UN Women for Peace and has served as a member of the Steering Committee since 2017.
KAILASH SATYARTHI, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE (2014) AND CHILD RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for over three decades. In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” Mr. Satyarthi is the founder of Laureates and Leaders for Children.
MS. KERRY KENNEDY, PRESIDENT OF THE ROBERT F KENNEDY CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Ms. Kerry Kennedy is the President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Since 1981, she has worked on diverse human rights issues including child labour, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, women’s rights and the environment. Ms. Kennedy has served as a member of the Steering Committee since 2017.