(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, Sima Sami Bahous, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to her latest appointment, Ms. Bahous served as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States from 2012. Between 2008 and 2012, she was the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Social Development Sector at the League of Arab States.
Previously, she served as president of the Higher Media Council from 2006 to 2008 and Adviser to King Abdullah from 2005 to 2006. Ms. Bahous held other posts, including head of the Media and Information Division at the Royal Hashemite Court from 2001 to 2005, Executive Director of the King Hussein Foundation from 2000 to 2001 and Executive Director of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, she was the development adviser at the World Health Organization in Sanaa, Yemen from 1996 to 1997, and head of Communications at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Amman, Jordan from 1994 to 1995.
Ms. Bahous holds a PhD in mass communications and development from Indiana University, United States, a master’s degree in literature and drama from Essex University, United Kingdom, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Jordan University.
* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1324-BIO/4357-DEV/2933 of 22 February 2012.