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25 Jun 2008

Princess Haya attends the Global Humanitarian Forum Annual Meeting

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, participated in the annual meeting of the Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) in Geneva yesterday. Princess Haya, one of the founding members of the Forum and a UN Messenger of Peace, listened along side Kofi Annan and...

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16 Jun 2008

Sierra Leone First Lady celebrates the Intl Day of the African Child at IHC

Sierra Leone’s First Lady, HE Mrs. Alice Sia Koroma, is visiting the International Humanitarian City (IHC) premises and meeting with representatives of United Nations agencies and humanitarian NGOs operating in Sierra Leone and registered at the IHC. Mrs. Sia Koroma is escorted during her visit by the representative of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein HE Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of...

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23 Apr 2008

Princess Haya urges world to address threat to global food prices

While in South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace visited one of five African Children’s Feeding Scheme Centres located in the township of Soweto, just outside Johannesburg. “The world is witnessing a new epidemic that is hindering global efforts to fight poverty and hunger. The recent...

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02 Dec 2007

Mohammed bin Rashid blessed with new girl on national day

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife Princess Haya bint Al Hussein have been blessed with a baby girl. The new baby was born this morning. Her birth coincides with the auspicious national day anniversary. ...

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17 Oct 2007

Message from HRH Princess Haya in support of the MDGs

“I am very happy to speak to you on this occasion. In the equation of peace, hungry people are the most likely to lean towards fanaticism because they have nothing left to live for. Overlooking a segment of the world as large as Africa and the Middle East where the community is largely uneducated is a direct invitation to fight...

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17 Oct 2007

Princess Haya joins Kofi Annan in launching the Global Humanitarian Forum

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE. Ruler of Dubai, joined Kofi Annan and other prominent humanitarian figures in launching the Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF). Headquartered in Geneva, the Forum will foster dialogue and partnerships that strengthen the international community’s ability to address current and...

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10 Oct 2007

Iftar for the Security Guards at IHC

Thanks to the humble initiative of IHC member organisations ‘Life For Relief & Development’ and ‘Waqf Foundation’ and with the support of IHC, the security staff operating within the IHC compound were able to enjoy iftar snacks and drinks during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Photograph: Biju Nair (Maintenance Supervisor for IHC), Hani Al-Zubaidi (Financial Development & Marketing Director of...

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21 Sep 2007

UN Secretary-General designates HRH Princess Haya as UN Messenger of Peace

The International Day of Peace – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon honoured Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan by designating Her as United Nations Messengers of Peace. She will join six other Messengers of Peace, individuals who possess widely recognized talents in the fields of art, literature, music and sports, in helping to raise worldwide awareness...

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13 May 2007

Message from HRH Princess Haya on the Karni/Al-Mintar Crossing Project *

‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for being with us today. The Karni / Al-Mintar Crossing is often referred to as Gaza’s ‘oxygen’: the only entry and exit point for commercial goods and humanitarian aid, and the only crossing point between the two split parts of the Palestinian Territories: the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The complete lack of security...

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10 Apr 2007

IHC formal decree and relocation to Dubai World Central

Following the establishment of International Humanitarian City (IHC) under the formal decree published on April 9, 2007 and the establishment of a new board of directors with Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein as Chairperson, the global humanitarian and aid hub will relocate to specially designated land in Dubai World Central to take advantage of the access to...