RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Princess Haifa Al-Mogrin was appointed on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The kingdom became a member of UNESCO’s Executive Council in November, and will remain so until 2023.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan has said that, during its membership, the Kingdom will seek to extend cooperation with all members of the Executive Council, as well so to preserve Arab culture and heritage, support innovation and technology for sustainable social development, and promote a tolerance.
Princess Haifa received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from King Saud University in Riyadh in 2000 and her master’s degree in Science in Economics with Reference to the Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London in 2007.
In 2009, she briefly took up a part-time role lecturing at King Saud University, before starting work with the United Nations Development Program. In 2012, she was promoted to the role of program analyst three, covering social development and human rights.
She joined the Ministry of Economy and Planning as the head of the sustainable development goals sector in 2016 and was appointed assistant deputy minister for sustainable development affairs in 2017. She currently serves as the assistant deputy minister for G20 Affairs under the Ministry of Economy and Planning, a position she took up in 2018. That same year, she was a speaker at the Second Urban Planning Forum – a testament to her expertise in the empowerment of Youth and human rights advocacy. Her Twitter handle is @HaifaAlMogrin.
PARIS, France – Spain’s Queen Letizia turned 50 on Thursday. It’s only a birthday but Spain is taking the opportunity to assess its scarred monarchy and ponder how the arrival of a middle-class commoner may help shake up one of Europe’s most storied royal dynasties into a modern and more palatable institution. Divorced and a … Continue reading Spain Lauds Queen Letizia’s Modernizing Role As She Turns 50
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LONDON – The three young children of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate are to start at a new school next month, his office announced on Monday, as the family prepare to move to a new home on his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle estate. Prince George and Louis, aged 9 and 4, and … Continue reading Prince William And Kate’s Children To Start New School Near Windsor
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CAIRO – Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities completed the restoration of the gold compartment at Habu Temple on the western bank of Luxor Governorate. ‘The restoration work was carried out by Egyptian restorers from the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, said in a statement. ‘The process … Continue reading Gold Compartment At Luxor’s Habu Temple Regains Luster
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PARIS, France – When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were serving as working royals and representing the monarchy in a formal capacity, they remained tight – lipped on any issue that could be deemed too political – though what exactly crossed the line was unclear. Prince Charles’s focus on climate change, for example, had been … Continue reading Meghan Markle Speaks Out About Abortion Rights In A Post – Roe America
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LONDON – The first official joint portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled – and it sees a highlight of Kate Middleton’s royal wardrobe preserved for posterity. In the painting – the work of the award – winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth – the Duchess is wearing her emerald Falconetti … Continue reading Take A First Look At Kate Middleton And Prince William’s First Official Portrait Painting