Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan
Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan was designated as a United Nations Messenger of Peace by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 21 September 2007.
Designated as a United Nations Messenger of Peace in September 2007, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is known for her commitment to humanitarian causes. She also served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the World Food Programme from 2005 to 2007. Daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, Princess Haya now resides in Dubai with her husband, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai. Princess Haya is the first Arab woman to compete in equestrian events at the continental, world and Olympic levels and is now a member of the International Olympic Committee. HRH Princess Haya has worked to promote health, education and sports issues among youth in the Arab and Muslim world. She is dedicated to helping raise global awareness of the Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.
Message of Solidarity with the people of Japan
Princess Haya joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a number of other United Nations Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors in recording video messages of solidarity with the people of Japan in the wake of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The messages were played to affected populations via national Japanese broadcast partners, online partners, UNICs and the UN's social media channels.