Dina Kawar

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Dina Kawar
Her Excellency
دينا قعوار
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H.E Ambassador Dina Kawar
Jordanian Ambassador
to the United States
Assumed office
June 27, 2016
Preceded by Alia Hatough Bouran
Jordanian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York City
In office
August 19, 2014 – June 27, 2016
Preceded by Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad
Succeeded by Sima Sami Bahous
Jordanian Ambassador to France
In office
November 15, 2001 – November 15, 2013
Preceded by Adnan Bahjat Al-Talhouni
Succeeded by Makram Mustafa Queisi
Personal details
Born (1962-12-08) December 8, 1962 (age 55)[1]
Amman, Jordan
Alma mater Master’s degree in International affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mills College.
Occupation Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America

Dina Kawar (Arabic: دينا قعوار‎) is a Jordanian diplomat who since June 2016 has served as Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States.

Ambassador Kawar also served as the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations from August 2014 to June 2016. She has led the Jordanian delegation during Jordan’s non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council from 2014 to 2015 and became the first Arab woman to ever preside over the Council. In February 2016, she was appointed by the President of the General Assembly as a co-facilitator for the high-level meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly on the large movement of refugees and migrants to take place in September 2016.

Prior to her position in New York, Her Excellency Dina Kawar served as the Ambassador of Jordan to France from 2001 to 2013, with concurrent accreditation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and to the Holy See, since 2002. She also served as Ambassador of Jordan to Portugal from 2005 to 2013.

Ambassador Kawar was awarded the Medal of Independence of the first degree by His Majesty King Abdulla II of Jordan and holds a number of decorations including the “Commandeur De La Legion d’ Honneur" from France, the “Medalha de D. Afonso Henriques” from Portugal and the “Insignes de Dame de Grand-Croix de l’Ordre de Saint Grégoire le Grand” from the Holy See.

Ambassador Kawar holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Mills College, both in the United States. She attended Harvard’s Center for International Affairs from 1986 to 1987. She speaks Arabic, French and English.

Biography[edit]

Kawar received her higher education in the United States where she got a bachelor's degree in international relations from Mills College and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University and attended Harvard's Center for international affairs in 1986. The ambassador is fluent in Arabic, English and French.[2]

From 1985 to 1990, Kawar was appointed as the head of Prince Hassan's office in Amman, later heading the Paris office of the Bureau de S.A.R Prince El Hassan from 1991 to 2000. In 2000, she became Director of Bureau Privé de Sa Majesté le Roi Abdullah II in Paris. Kawar served as the Ambassador of Jordan to France from 2001 to 2013, with frequent accreditation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and to the Holy See and to Portugal.[2]

Kawar was appointed as the Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations in August 2014, replacing Prince Zeid who became the High Commissioner of the Office of the United Nations for Human Rights. She has led the Jordanian delegation during Jordan’s non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council between 2014 and 2015, and became the first Arab woman and first Arab Christian to ever preside over the Council.[3][4] In February 2016, she was appointed by the President of the General Assembly as a co-facilitator for a meeting in the General Assembly on the large movement of refugees and migrants to take place in September 2016.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c "New Permanent Representative of Jordan Presents Credentials". United Nations. United Nations. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Arab woman presides for the first time the UN Security Council". Ocean Press. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "بروفايل: دينا قعوار.. أول امرأة عربية ترأس مجلس الأمن". dotmsr. dotmsr. 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Kawar appointed envoy at UN". The Jordan Times. The Jordan Times. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-11.