Mired Al-Hussein


Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


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His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein earned his BA degree in International Relations/History from Tufts University in 1987, and his MA degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1995, in International Relations/Strategic Studies. He continued his education at the University of Cambridge, England, where he received an M. Phil degree in Historical Studies in 1998. In addition, Prince Mired attended the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1990 and served for several years in the Jordanian Armed Forces. 

Prince Mired has spent the majority of his post-military life supporting humanitarian causes. He has been since 2000 (and still is) the President of the Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers, and since 2004 (and still is) the Chairman of the National Committee for Demining & Rehabilitation. And from November 2007 to November 2008, Prince Mired was the President of the 8th Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC). He also has served since 2009 (and still is) the ‘Special Envoy’ of the APMBC.

In addition, Prince Mired was appointed by Royal Decree in 2014, as the President of the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities…which in 2017 became the _Higher Council for the RIGHTS of Persons with Disabilities…_a post which he continues to hold till today.

Added to all his duties aforementioned, Prince Mired was appointed in 2021 by Royal Decree as ‘Lord Chamberlain’ in the Royal Hashemite Court.

Prince Mired is married to Princess Dina. They have three children, Shirin, Rakan and Jafar.

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Thursday, 22 February 2024

11:20 - 12:20

The Global Disability Summit (GDS) 2025

Format:Live stream
Location: M1
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The Global Disability Summit (GDS) is a unique global mechanism that improves the lives of persons with disabilities, especially from the Global South.