Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 3 hours, 56 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
King Abdullah’s uncle appointed to UN board
By Musa Keilani June 13, 2013
 Print    Send to Friend

AMMAN: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Prince Hassan Bin Talal, an uncle of King Abdullah II, as chairman of his advisory board on water and sanitation.

Established in 2004, the UN secretary general’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation advises the secretary general and rallies action by governments and international organisations to promote water issues.

In a statement issued at the UN headquarters, Ban lauded Prince Hassan’s “leadership in championing global causes and in supporting intercultural dialogue.”

Citing Prince Hassan’s initiatives, the statement noted that that he launched the International Cultures Foundation in 2002, the Partners in Humanity Dialogue in 2003 and the Parliament of Cultures in 2004. He has served as chairman of the Policy Advisory Commission for the World Intellectual Property Organisation and as a member of the Board of the South Centre.

“Water management is an issue of central importance to Jordan,” which is among the top 10 world countries in terms of water shortage, said Ban.

Ban asserted that the international community, governments and the private sector should speed up efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal to halve the number of people without safe access to drinking water and sanitation by 2015.

The secretary general stated that 2.5 billion people around the world still lack access to proper sanitation and 768 million do not have access to improved sources of water.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Jordan air force buys 9 Pilatus trainer planes
GENEVA: The Jordanian air force will buy nine Pilatus training aircraft for fighter jet pilots, the Swiss company said on Monday, without divulging the price tag on the d..
Jordanian, Dutch FMs hold talks
AMMAN: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of Jordan, Nasser Judeh and his Dutch counterpart Bert Koenders, on Tuesday discussed the latest developments in..
Jordan’s king vows to stand up to Israel
AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah II vowed on Sunday to oppose any Israeli attempt to change the status of Muslim or Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. “Jordan will contin..
Jordan creates defence ministry
AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah II has ordered the activation of a defence ministry to support the military, which is under increasing pressure from the wars in neighbourin..
Jordan army launches recruitment
AMMAN: Jordan’s army launched a recruitment drive on Tuesday to address “a general shortage,” following last month’s advances by jihadist militants in neighbouring Iraq. ..
Advertise | Copyright