Nasser Judeh

“It is an honour to have been invited by the Secretary General to join his High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. Given the raging conflicts in many parts of our world today and the tensions that threaten to break out into open conflicts or hostilities, activating and operationalising the mediation diplomacy arm of the United Nations is not only needed, but imperative. It is my sincere hope to be able to provide sound advice to the Secretary General, and to support his noble and timely initiative in conflict resolution and prevention.”


Mr. Judeh was appointed to the Senate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 9 July 2017. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (later Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates) from 2009 to 2017, and Deputy Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017. He had previously held cabinet, and cabinet level offices, serving as Minister of Information (1998 to 1999), Minister of State for Media and Communications (2007 to 2009) and official spokesman for the government of Jordan (1998-1999, 2005 to 2007 and 2007-2009). During his years in public service and particularly as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Judeh worked tirelessly and passionately to address the key challenges facing the Middle East region and the world, such as conflict prevention and resolution, dealing with the danger and threat of radicalisation, extremism and global terrorism, and in particular working on the pursuit of peace between Palestinians and Israelis as well as advancing efforts towards a political solution in Syria. He advocated His Majesty King Abdullah’s vision of peace and dialogue on regional and international issues, and in explaining the true message of Islam as a religion of peace, dialogue and openness.


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