HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein - PPE, 1992

The daughter of HM Late King Hussein Bin Talal of Jordan and Queen Alia Al Hussein, Princess Haya was the first Arab and first woman to serve as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Program (from 2005-2007). Her appointment was supported by then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, making her the second Goodwill Ambassador ever for the WFP. Princess Haya is also Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City.

Princess Haya is the first Arab woman to compete in equestrian sports at Olympic, world and continental championship level. In 2007, the International Olympic Committee elected Princes Haya as a member of the IOC. Elected on May 1st 2006 as President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), she became the first Arab to occupy this international position.