Hessa M. Alateibi
Ms. Hessa M. Alateibi is a Second 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. Alateibi is in charge of the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the UN General Assembly and follows up on the following issues: sustainable development (SDGs), humanitarian assistance, foreign aid, refugees and migrants. During the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, Ms. Alateibi was elected Vice-Chair of the Second Committee.
In the 72nd Session of the General Assembly, Ms. Alateibi was elected Vice-President of the 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities. As part of her efforts as a UAE negotiator at the UN, she chaired negotiations on the resolution “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 2017, Ms. Alateibi received the UAE Foreign Minister Excellence Award.