Mr. Nasser Judeh

portrait of Mr. Nasser Judeh

Mr. Nasser Judeh was appointed as a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in December 2019. He is a member of the Senate (Upper House of Parliament) of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to which he was appointed on 9 July 2017. Before this, he was the Kingdom’s Deputy Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017 and, previous to that, held several cabinet and cabinet-level offices including as Minister of Information (1998 to 1999), Minister for Media and Communication (2007 to 2009) and Official Spokesman of the Government of Jordan for several terms (1998 to 1999, 2005 to 2007 and 2007 to 2009). From February 2009 to January 2017, Mr Judeh was Minister of Foreign Affairs (later Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates), the longest serving Foreign Minister in Jordan's history having served in that post for almost eight years. During his term in office as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Judeh travelled the world to promote Jordan’s bilateral relations and participate in regional and international meetings. He presided over the United Nations Security Council during Jordan's two-year non-permanent membership on the Council from 2014 to 2015. Throughout his career in public service, and particularly as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Judeh worked tirelessly and passionately to address the key challenges facing the Middle East region and the world at large at the heart of which has been the pursuit of peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Finding a political solution in war-ravaged Syria and addressing the humanitarian spillover of that crisis, as well as confronting the danger and threat of radicalization, extremism and global terrorism are the other key challenges Mr. Judeh focused on in his tenure as Foreign Minister. He has advocated and continues to advocate His Majesty King Abdullah's vision of peace, dialogue and political solutions for regional and international issues and promoted the true message of Islam as a religion of peace and openness. In addition to his responsibility as a Senator, Mr. Judeh is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jordan World Affairs Council and serves on several regional and international boards.