Saudi Princess Haifa bint Abdul Aziz Al Mogrin was appointed as the kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), which designates and protects archaeological and heritage sites.
Princess Haifa bint Abdul Aziz Al Mogrin is now Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to UNESCO. Princess Haifa is an experienced university lecturer who has held multiple governmental positions. pic.twitter.com/qfMeaVh0PT— About Her (@AboutHerOFCL) January 15, 2020
Saudi Arabia became a member of the organisation’s executive council in November 2019. Her appointment is a major stride for the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, which pushes for empowerment of Saudi women in leadership roles.
“The kingdom will seek to enhance its cooperation with all members of the council as well as preserving Arab culture and heritage and promoting social development and tolerance,” Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah said in a statement, according to Al Bawaba.
Congratulations to Princess Haifa Bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin @HaifaAlMogrin on her appointment as Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the (UNESCO) another landmark achievement of Vision 2030, which aims to empower Saudi women and enhance their leadership positions. pic.twitter.com/qN8MWhhMdK— KSA Mission EU (@KSAmissionEU) January 14, 2020
The Saudi royal received her bachelor’s degree in economics from King Saud University in Riyadh and climbed up the academic ladder with a master’s degree in Economics with a focus on the Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.
Princess Haifa came back to King Saud University where she excelled as a lecturer in her field. Her impressive resume includes several governmental positions alongside being an assistant to the deputy minister for sustainable development and G20 affairs.