H.R.H. Princess Haya bint Al Hussein
Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Charity & Development
Status: Featured in current year
HRH Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein of Jordan is married to HH Amir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai. Princess Haya is recognized for her efforts in developing initiatives in humanitarianism, sports, health, science, culture and business, as well as advancing the Millennium Development Goals toward the alleviation of hunger and poverty. She chairs Dubai’s International Humanitarian City which is now the world’s largest operational centre for the delivery of aid in emergencies. She was an ambassador for the World Food Programme 2005-2007, and then appointed a UN Messenger of Peace in July 2007 by Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon. She writes editorials and articles on hunger, nutrition and the UN Millennium Development Goals, and serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations. She founded ‘Tikyet Um Ali’, the first Arab NGO dedicated to overcoming local hunger.