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Haya named UN peace envoy

posted on 23/09/2007: 854 views



Princess Haya bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been named as one of the United Nations (UN) peace envoys. The Princess will be joined by fellow new peace envoys musician Daniel Barenboim, author Paulo Coelho and violinist Midori.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the names of the new "Messengers of Peace”, who will be honoured at a ceremony to mark the International Day of Peace. Ban Ki-moon praised the humanitarian work being done by Princess Haya. "I know you make a compelling advocate for our shared goal of ending the suffering of more than one billion people in the world who continue to live in extreme poverty,” said Moon.

Reacting to the announcement, Princess Haya said she was honoured to accept the responsibility. "I consider it my inherited duty to help relieve the plight of people who suffer the devastating effects of poverty.” Ban Ki-moon said Princess Haya's main focus is on humanitarian aid, along with promoting health, education and sport through working closely with various regional and global charities and social organisations.

She was the first Arab woman to compete in equestrian events at the Olympics and is currently president of the International Equestrian Federation and a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Princess Haya was also the first Arab and first woman to serve as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme from 2005-2007.

Her appointment was supported by then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, making her the second Goodwill Ambassador ever for the WFP. She is also Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City. She works with the first food aid organisation in the Arab World, Tkiyet Um Ali in Jordan, a non-profit organisation set up by her late mother.

The new messengers of peace will join the list that includes Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, US actor Michael Douglas, primate expert Jane Goodall, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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