Hessa M. Alateibi
Ms. Hessa M. Al Ateibi is a Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations since July 2016. She holds a master degree in diplomacy and international affairs from Zayed University, and completed a series of executive diplomatic training programs in a number of reputable academic institutions, including the Clingendael Institute and London Business School.
Ms. Al Ateibi is in charge of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly and follows up on the following issues: sustainable development (SDGs), humanitarian assistance, foreign aid, refugees and migrants. She chaired negotiations on the resolution entitled “The role of diamonds in fueling conflict” during the 71st Session of the General Assembly with 193 countries, which led to the adoption of the resolution successfully in February 2017. In the 72nd Session of the General Assembly, Ms. Al Ateibi was elected Vice-President of the 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities.
In 2017, Ms. Al Ateibi received the UAE Foreign Minister Excellence Award.