Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein becomes Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, First Lady of Dubai, as United Nations Messenger of Peace.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, First Lady of Dubai, as United Nations Messenger of

I know you will make a compelling advocate for our shared goal of ending the suffering of the more than one billion people in the world who continue to live in extreme poverty
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Peace.

Known for her commitment to humanitarian causes, Princess Haya served as a Goodwill Ambassador for WFP from 2005 to 2007 and travelled to Malawi and Ethiopia to draw attention to the impact of hunger on both countries.

In recognition of Princess Haya's personal commitment to humanitarian work UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told her: "I know you will make a compelling advocate for our shared goal of ending the suffering of the more than one billion people in the world who continue to live in extreme poverty."

New role

In her new role as Messenger of Peace Princess Haya will continue to advocate for raising global awareness around hunger-related issues.

Her work will also include raising awareness of the Millennium Development Goals, which include the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has also been designated as Messenger of Peace. Coelho and Princess Haya will join other messengers such as: Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, US actor Michael Douglas, primate expert Jane Goodall and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.