December 13, 2017

Sumaya bint El Hassan named UNESCO Special Envoy 

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Statement by UNESCO.

Paris, 2 October 2017: The Director-General of UNESCO,  Dr. Irina Bokova, has appointed the President of the Royal Scientific Society of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, HRH Princess Sumaya bint Hassan of Jordan as a UNESCO “Special Envoy for Science for Peace” (2017-2019) in a ceremony at the organisation’s headquarters in the presence of Jordan’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, HE Ambassador  Makram Quesi.

“Princesse Sumaya bint El Hassan, is named in recognition of her efforts to promote science as a power to bring countries together and contribute to positive changes in society, for her commitment to strengthening the development of scientific thinking in her native country and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the organisation.”

As a UNESCO Special Envoy, the Princess will support the work of the organization in science diplomacy, notably during the forthcoming World Science Forum, which shall take place in Jordan from 7 to 11 November 2017.

A graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, is passionate about science and has been the President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan since 2006. She is also the Deputy-Chair of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, a government body that advises Jordan on public policy issues relating to science and technology.

Princess Sumaya has supported SESAME, the Synchroton-light for experimental science and applications in the Middle East, located in Allan, Jordan.

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For further information:
http: //en.unesco.org/news/princess-sumaya-bint-hassan-jordan-named-unesco-special-envoy-science-peace

http: //unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002592/259267e.pdf

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