“Members of the GLF can partner with leaders around the world in serving and promoting international standards of good governance and, in partnership, further solutions with an emphasis on respect for life and human dignity for future generations”.

HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal,
GLF Member

 

     
 

HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal

Prince of Jordan

 

 

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His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal - Biographical Information
 


Crown Prince of Jordan 1965 – 99

His Royal Highness was officially invested as Crown Prince to the Hashemite Throne of Jordan in April 1965. Until the changes in succession brought about by His late Majesty King Hussein, in January 1999, he served as the King’s closest political advisor, confidant and deputy, as well as acting as Regent in the King’s absence from the country.

His Royal Highness (HRH) has initiated, founded and is actively involved in a number of Jordanian and international institutes and committees. In Jordan, HRH established the Royal Scientific Society in 1970, the Arab Thought Forum (in 1981), the Higher Council for Science and Technology in 1987 and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in 1994.

On the international stage, many of HRH’s ideas and initiatives have been catalytic to international decisions and resolutions. Addressing the 36th Session of the United Nations in 1981, he proposed the establishment of the New International Humanitarian Order, which led to a request by the Secretary General to found and co-chair the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (ICIHI). The final report of the Commission was adopted as a resolution at the 42nd General Assembly of the United Nations.

Activity after Public Politics

A pluralist, believing in consensus and respect for the other, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, believes in societies in which all peoples can live, work and function in freedom and with dignity.

In July 2002, HRH co-founded the International Cultures Foundation and, in June 2003, was elected as one of five regional experts in the Independent Eminent Experts group, appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to implement the Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

In July 2003, HRH launched Partners in Humanity as a joint initiative with John Marks from Search for Common Ground (SFCG), which aims to improve understanding, build positive relationships and promote dialogue between the Muslim and western worlds.

In 2004 he formed the Parliament of Cultures to fulfil his agenda of promoting understanding among different cultures and enhancing dialogue between their thinkers and intellectuals.

has served as Chairman of the Policy Advisory Commission for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) from 1999–2002 and as Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation from 2013-14. He was a Board member of the South Centre from 2001–06, an Honorary Member of UNESCO World Commission on Culture and Development and a Member of the Informal Advisory Group to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He has also served as a Trustee of the International Crisis Group.

HRH is the author of nine books.

HRH has been a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation since 2005 and was actively involved in a GLF project in North Africa.

Memberships and Associations

  • Founding Member and Chairman of the West Asia – North Africa Forum (WANA)
  • Founding Member and President of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD)
  • Chairman of High Level Forum for the Blue Peace Middle East
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
  • President Emeritus of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of Forum 2000
  • Member of the International Board of the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Strategy Forum
  • Co-Founder of Coexistence Trust
  • International Patron of Rights and Humanity
  • Non-regional Member of the Trilateral Commission
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh