FaceOf: Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud, member of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the UN

Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud was named a UN goodwill ambassador in August 2015.
Updated 13 October 2018
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FaceOf: Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud, member of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the UN

Princess Reem bint Mansour Al-Saud is a member of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN in New York. She was named a UN goodwill ambassador in August 2015, and is the first Saudi princess to receive the honor. 

During a recent UN session, she affirmed that the Kingdom is experiencing a rapidly growing urbanization due to demographic, social and economic growth in the country that resulted in an increase in the number of cities to reach 285.

Princess Reem explained that the Kingdom has successfully coped with the urban challenges resulting from the rapid urban growth and built its strategy in line with its Vision 2030 for sustainable development.

She pointed out the Kingdom’s cooperation with the UN’s program on human settlements in the implementation of a set of programs at domestic level to support the new urban plan, the most important of which is the future program of Saudi cities, which aims to provide a better urban environment in 17 Saudi cities according to the standards of welfare and prosperity of cities.

Princess Reem holds a master's degree in social policy and a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies both from Oxford University. 

She is a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to work on enhancing Saudi labor policies, especially those concerned with women.

Earlier, Princess Reem said the UN title would enable her to contribute more to the world’s social and humanitarian issues.


Saudi king, crown prince condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

Updated 22 October 2018
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Saudi king, crown prince condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

  • King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked with the son of the late journalist on Sunday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have extended their condolences to the family and relatives of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday.
King Salman expressed his deepest sympathy in a telephone call Sunday to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of the 59-year-old journalist, who died in Istanbul early this month.
The crown prince also condoled with Salah Jamal Khashoggi by phone, the SPA said.
Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir earlier said that the death of Khashoggi was the result of a “rogue operation” by people acting beyond the scope of their authority.