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Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Diplomat & Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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 Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Biography

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Jordan is the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Known for his outspoken criticism of the fascism, religious radicalism, and threats to civil liberties growing in countries around the world, Zeid was a powerful advocate for human rights and open societies. Zeid was the sixth High Commissioner for Human Rights, serving from 2014 to 2018. He was also the first Arab and Muslim to hold the post. In his speaking engagements, Zeid draws from his career in diplomacy and as the Human Rights Chief to address the geopolitical climate, relations in the middle east, and the current challenges to human rights. At the U.N., he called upon powerful and small states alike to secure human rights in their own countries and internationally, drawing notable attention to atrocities committed in Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua, by ISIS, to the treatment of migrants and refugees in Libya, and the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.

His principled approach to his role became most evident when he announced that he wouldn’t seek a second term due to the trying task of dealing with governments and the limited power of the U.N. security council. In his final U.N. address, Zeid shared his concern about the threat to global stability posed by increasing nationalism, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties.

Named the Distinguished Global Leader-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, Zeid was selected to chair the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) new Advisory Committee on Human Rights. In 2019, he joined The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights.

A veteran multilateral diplomat, Zeid was Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. from 2000 to 2007 and again from 2010 to 2014. From 2007 to 2010 he was Jordan’s Ambassador to the U.S. He also served as Jordan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N. with the rank of Ambassador from 1996-2000.

An expert in the field of international justice, Zeid was a central figure in the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC), chairing the complex negotiations to establish the exact terms of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. He was subsequently elected the first President of the governing body of the ICC in 2002, and grew it into the internationally recognized court that it is today.

Zeid has been active on many legal issues, including international law, post-conflict peace-building, international development, counter-nuclear terrorism, and women’s development. Following allegations of widespread abuse being committed by U.N. peacekeepers, Zeid was appointed by Kofi Annan as Advisor to the Secretary-General on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. His report on this subject was the first comprehensive strategy for the elimination of sexual exploitation and abuse in U.N. peacekeeping operations.

He recently pledged to be an International Gender Champion, committed to advancing gender equality in the office of Human Rights. In 2018, the International Women's Health Coalition honored Zeid with the Visionary Leadership Award. He was also the Stockholm Human Rights Award recipient in 2015, the winner of Foreign Policy's Career Diplomat of the Year Award in 2018, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019.

In 1989, Zeid received his commission as an officer in the Jordanian desert police (the successor to the Arab Legion) and saw service with them until 1994. He spent two years as a political affairs officer for UNPROFOR, the United Nations (U.N.) force in the former Yugoslavia, before starting his diplomatic career.

Zeid holds a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, a PhD. in history from Cambridge University, and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the Southern California Institute of Law for his work on international justice.

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  • GLOBAL CHALLENGES TO HUMAN RIGHTS TODAY

  • STATE OF THE REGION: IS PEACE POSSIBLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

  • THE NEW GEOPOLITICAL ORDER

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Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Diplomat & Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Biography

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Jordan is the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Known for his outspoken criticism of the fascism, religious radicalism, and threats to civil liberties growing in countries around the world, Zeid was a powerful advocate for human rights and open societies. Zeid was the sixth High Commissioner for Human Rights, serving from 2014 to 2018. He was also the first Arab and Muslim to hold the post. In his speaking engagements, Zeid draws from his career in diplomacy and as the Human Rights Chief to address the geopolitical climate, relations in the middle east, and the current challenges to human rights. At the U.N., he called upon powerful and small states alike to secure human rights in their own countries and internationally, drawing notable attention to atrocities committed in Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua, by ISIS, to the treatment of migrants and refugees in Libya, and the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.

His principled approach to his role became most evident when he announced that he wouldn’t seek a second term due to the trying task of dealing with governments and the limited power of the U.N. security council. In his final U.N. address, Zeid shared his concern about the threat to global stability posed by increasing nationalism, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties.

Named the Distinguished Global Leader-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, Zeid was selected to chair the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) new Advisory Committee on Human Rights. In 2019, he joined The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights.

A veteran multilateral diplomat, Zeid was Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. from 2000 to 2007 and again from 2010 to 2014. From 2007 to 2010 he was Jordan’s Ambassador to the U.S. He also served as Jordan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N. with the rank of Ambassador from 1996-2000.

An expert in the field of international justice, Zeid was a central figure in the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC), chairing the complex negotiations to establish the exact terms of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. He was subsequently elected the first President of the governing body of the ICC in 2002, and grew it into the internationally recognized court that it is today.

Zeid has been active on many legal issues, including international law, post-conflict peace-building, international development, counter-nuclear terrorism, and women’s development. Following allegations of widespread abuse being committed by U.N. peacekeepers, Zeid was appointed by Kofi Annan as Advisor to the Secretary-General on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. His report on this subject was the first comprehensive strategy for the elimination of sexual exploitation and abuse in U.N. peacekeeping operations.

He recently pledged to be an International Gender Champion, committed to advancing gender equality in the office of Human Rights. In 2018, the International Women's Health Coalition honored Zeid with the Visionary Leadership Award. He was also the Stockholm Human Rights Award recipient in 2015, the winner of Foreign Policy's Career Diplomat of the Year Award in 2018, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019.

In 1989, Zeid received his commission as an officer in the Jordanian desert police (the successor to the Arab Legion) and saw service with them until 1994. He spent two years as a political affairs officer for UNPROFOR, the United Nations (U.N.) force in the former Yugoslavia, before starting his diplomatic career.

Zeid holds a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, a PhD. in history from Cambridge University, and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the Southern California Institute of Law for his work on international justice.

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Videos

  • The Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines: Asia's ...
    Anti-Personnel Landmines: Asia's Opportunities and Challenges" Address by HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein Special Envoy of th...
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid on the 20th ...
    Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of ...

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Speaking Topics

  • GLOBAL CHALLENGES TO HUMAN RIGHTS TODAY

  • STATE OF THE REGION: IS PEACE POSSIBLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

  • THE NEW GEOPOLITICAL ORDER

FAQs on booking Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

  • How to book Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein?

    Booking fees for Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein generally travels from Jordan and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Marie Harf, Capricia Marshall, Sharan Burrow, Jesse Jackson and Daniel Ayalon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Speaker Videos

  • The Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines: Asia's ...
    Anti-Personnel Landmines: Asia's Opportunities and Challenges" Address by HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein Special Envoy of th...
    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid on the 20th ...
    Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of ...

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Speaking Topics

  • GLOBAL CHALLENGES TO HUMAN RIGHTS TODAY

  • STATE OF THE REGION: IS PEACE POSSIBLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

  • THE NEW GEOPOLITICAL ORDER

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