Former journalist Sheikha Rima al-Sabah is the UNHCR’s newest Goodwill Ambassador.
By Erica Moody
Philanthropist Sheikha Rima al-Sabah has been appointed the UN refugee agency’s (UNHCR) latest National Goodwill Ambassador.
A former journalist and the wife of Kuwait Ambassador to the United States Sheikh Salem al-Sabah, Sheikha Rima was formally welcomed into the UN family by Shelly Pitterman, UNHCR’s Regional Representative to the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Pitterman praised the new Ambassador’s commitment to humanitarian issues. Through her philanthropy and fundraising in D.C, Sheikha Rima has raised millions of dollars to fight malaria, build schools and fund hospitals for children. She is also the founder and chairman of the Kuwait-America Foundation’s annual gala dinner.