UN nominates Kuwaiti woman as it envoy


Kuwait : The UN has nomniated a Kuwaiti woman as its envoy for youth and information and communication technology.

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Manar Al-Hashash has already e,barked on her new work under the umbrella of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technology under the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Economic and Social Section.

She will focus on the dissemination of technology in communities in order to improve the living standards of people and to promote development.

Speaking to KUNA, she dedicated her appointment in the UN post to all Kuwaiti and Arab youth.

Sarbuland Khan, the executive coordinator of the Global Alliance for ICT, handed the appointment letter to the chief of Kuwait’s UN mission, Ambassador Abdullah Murad who in turn delivered it to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.

Khan hailed Al-Hashash as professional and active in her career, saying that she had played a great role in the dissemination of IC technology in Kuwait and the Middle East region.

He added that the UN was looking forward to working with her in youth-directed development projects and initiatives with the goal of bettering people’s lives.

Al-Hashash has a university certificate and Master’s degree in computer engineering and is a social activist in the domain of technology.

In her new job, she will seek to spread electronic culture in communities through mass media and to push decision-makers in all sectors to adopt issues that may lead to technological advancement in society pursuant to the UN Millennium Goals.

She will work with a nine-member team handpicked by the UN to represent diverse regions around the globe, including the Middle East.

Al-Hashash is now secretary-general of the Kuwait Electronic Prize at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).