Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck
The Kingdom of Bhutan
HER MAJESTY QUEEN JETSUN PEMA WANGCHUCK of Bhutan, is the president of the Bhutan Red Cross Society and is the United Nations Environment Program Ozone Ambassador. Her Majesty is Royal Patron of the Environment, and works closely with the National Environment Commission, Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Clean Bhutan, and other government and nongovernment agencies on conservation, waste management, and other important environmental matters. In 2019, with Her Majesty's support, the government initiated a flagship program on waste management and redrafted a National Waste Management Strategy. Her Majesty is Royal Patron of the Ability Bhutan Society, which was founded with Her Majesty's support. Her Majesty works closely with the government, schools, and NGOs that provide services for persons with disabilities, with the goal of enabling persons with disabilities to live better lives and ensure access to better healthcare and education for children. Her Majesty is also Royal Patron of the Bhutan Kidney Foundation. Her Majesty's social welfare projects are administered through the Queen's Project. One Gewog One Product (OGOP) is a flagship project which helps farmers by supporting value addition of products, collection, packaging, marketing, and export of rural produce. OGOP has created a niche market of authentic Bhutanese food products and enabled the growth of small and cottage agribusinesses, and farming cooperatives and communities.