The Permanent Delegate
HH Princess Haifa Al Mogrin was appointed as the Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO in January 2020. After many years of experience in different socio-economic fields and practices, including roles in the United Nations office in Saudi Arabia and subsequently the person in charge of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Permanent Delegate aims to engage with all UNESCO stakeholders to advance its mandate and amplify its impact all over the world.
“It’s all about engagement. Every day, we’re learning more about how we can work with our peers, to better achieve UNESCO’s mandate. Protecting, preserving and promoting our culture while rewarding advances in science and education offers us a closeness to the international community through dialogue to show our commitment to a better future for the world, while fulfilling Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 which is remarkably aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
HH Princess Haifa Al Mogrin
“There’s such a human factor attached to our registered cultural properties and elements. So much that we want to learn about, to preserve, to protect & to promote. We want to teach our young generation how to be proud of their cultural heritage. Their coffee. Their date palm. And of course, future folders, whether from Saudi Arabia or jointly submitted with fellow Member States. These are some of the ways that we build towards Saudi Arabia’s aspiration to be the country most engaged with UNESCO’s mandate. We recognize that global connections made through culture and knowledge remain one of the most powerful ways forward to tackle the linkages between developmental challenges. Not to mention the enormous promise in our connected youth, with over 60% of our population aged under 30.”
HH Princess Haifa Al Mogrin, Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO