The UN has selected Majed Nezar Alqatari as its ambassador, making him the first Arab national to assume this role.
Alqatari participated in the UN Youth Summit in New York where he joined in discussions on the achievement of sustainable development goals 2030 and the role of young people in implementing them.
Majed said: “I am honored to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, our generation, and SABIC (manufacturing company), and look forward to engaging with young leaders from more than 100 countries around the world.”
Majed said he was given the role because of his research and experience in the field of global sustainability, the leadership positions he holds in scientific and social clubs, and owing to the 200 volunteer hours he has put in for humanitarian, relief and charitable projects in different countries.
Majed is a SABIC scholarship program student, studying for his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering at Colorado State University.