Three Powerhouse Arab Women Shaking Things Up in the UN


Despite having nearly 200 member nations, only 19% are represented by women. Among that 19%, are 6 incredibly accomplished and influential UN Ambassadors who are representing Muslim-majority countries. Some of these women are the first woman to be representing their nation in the UN, others not only represent their nation at the General Assembly but hold leadership positions on other UN councils. But even before being appointed permanent representatives, Sima Sami Bahous from Jordan, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh from UAE and Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani from Qatar demonstrated exemplary leadership in politics and public service and often continue to do so long after their appointments end.