Princess Firyal is a member of the Jordanian Royal Family and an international patron of the arts, H.R.H. Princess Firyal was designated Goodwill Ambassador in 1992.
H.R.H. Princess Firyal is a Columbia graduate and a member of the Dean’s Council at Harvard’s Kennedy School. She serves as a board member of the International Rescue Committee and of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and is a director of the United Nations Association.
She has been a relentless advocate of humanitarian causes and has participated in charity events worldwide. Her Hope Foundation, founded in collaboration with UNESCO, supports education projects for street and working children. She has given a prominent voice to women in rural areas and campaigns for the improvement of their living conditions the world over. Representing UNESCO at various international conferences, H.R.H. Princess Firyal helps to promote the rights of the family and children and the protection of the world’s cultural heritage.
H.R.H. Princess Firyal also helps the joint UNESCO-UNA fundraising operation HERO for Africa’s Children project, and uses her international status to give a voice to the work and ideals of UNESCO.
In September 2004, the Director-General conferred on Princess Firyal the mission to promote UNESCO’s Education for All initiative, on which she has since focused her activities. On the occasion of the inauguration of the Education for All exhibition at UNESCO Headquarters in October 2005, H.R.H. Princess Firyal made a donation of US$ 100,000 to the Education for All initiative, which is at the heart of the Organization’s work.