Member of the Steering Committee of the UN Secretary-General’s Education First initiative
September 2012, Sheikha Moza joined the Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, in her capacity as a member of the UN Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group, in launching the Education First Initiative.
This Initiative aims to put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship.
Advocate, United Nations Millennium Development Goals
In June 2010, Sheikha Moza was invited by the United Nations Secretary General to be a member of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group with a special focus on Millennium Development Goal number 2 – universal primary education. Presently, she also is the co-leader of the Education and Health cluster of this group.
Chair, Education Above All
Formed in 2009, Education Above All is a nonprofit, international policy-research and advocacy organisation that promotes and protects the right to education in areas affected by conflict.
Vice Chair, Supreme Council of Health
Founded in 2009, the Supreme Council of Health is working to build a national health system able to provide world-class care specific to the needs of the people of Qatar.
Launched in 2008 to address the critical and growing issue of youth unemployment in the Arab world, Silatech connects young people with employment and enterprise opportunities and promotes job creation and training.
Chair, Arab Democracy Foundation
Founded in 2007, the Doha-based Arab Democracy Foundation supports citizens’ initiatives across the Middle East by strengthening their institutional capacities and promoting democratic values.
Ambassador, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
In 2005, Sheikha Moza was invited to be part of the High Level Group of the Alliance of Civilizations (AoC), a group launched by the United Nations Secretary General to foster inter-cultural dialogue. Subsequently, Sheikha Moza was appointed Alliance of Civilizations Ambassador.
Chair, Sidra Medical and Research Centre
Announced in 2004, the Sidra Medical & Research Centre, due to open in 2012 and backed by a $7.9 billion endowment, is envisaged to be one of the world’s leading centres for medical training, research and treatment related to women and children’s health.
Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
In 2003, Sheikha Moza was appointed as UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education in recognition of her ongoing work in education.
Vice Chair, Supreme Education Council, March 2006- February 2012
Formed in 2002, the Supreme Education Council is responsible for directing Qatar’s education policy and developing and implementing Qatar’s education reform efforts.
Founder, Shafallah Centre for Children with Special Needs
Founded in 1999, the Shafallah Centre offers special education and cutting-edge therapeutic care for Qatari children with disabilities.
Chair, Supreme Council for Family Affairs, 1998-1999
Founded in 1998, the Supreme Council for Family Affairs plays an important role in policies and legislation affecting families.
Chair of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development ( QF )
Qatar Foundation was established in 1995 and it is playing a central role in Qatar’s transformation into a knowledge-based society through unlocking human potential.