Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser
UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic & Higher Education
"Not only is education a pillar of democracy, but democracy is also a pillar of education."
Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Consort of the Emir of the State of Qatar, was named UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education to pay tribute to her outstanding commitment to the promotion of education in Qatar.
As Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser has spearheaded activities and projects in basic and higher education, establishing several high quality, non-profit private schools and learning institutions for children and young people in Qatar.
As a UNESCO Special Envoy, Her Highness’s main mission will be to promote education for all children and the improvement of the quality of education throughout the world. Her Highness played for instance an active role in setting up the Fund for Higher Education in Iraq. She considers it as her personal mission to assist Iraq, which was once a proud nation with rich education resources, through this difficult period until it can once again stand on its own as a leader in educational reform and innovation.