Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker

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Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker, former UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador


Philanthropist, humanitarian and long-time supporter of UNESCO, Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker supported projects for the education of women, children and refugees in Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Kosovo and Uganda.

He also supported intangible cultural heritage programmes through the sponsoring of the Cultural Space of the Boysun District in Uzbekistan and the Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyya Epic in and Egypt.

Sheikh Shaker was designated as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1989 and resigned in December 2011.

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