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President of the Council

His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al- Hussein

President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein earned his BA degree from Tufts University in 1987, and then his MA degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1995, with a specialization in International Relations/Strategic Studies. He continued his education at Cambridge University, England, where he received an M.Phil degree in Historical Studies in 1998. In addition, HRH Prince Mired attended the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1990 and served for several years in the Jordanian Armed Forces. 

HRH Prince Mired has spent a majority of his post-military life supporting humanitarian and charitable causes. Presently, he is the Chairman of the National Committee for Demining & Rehabilitation and the President of the Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers. He served as Vice-President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from 2008 through to 2013; and from November 2007 to November 2008, he was the President of the 8th Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC). Prince Mired also serves as the ‘Special Envoy’ of the Mine Ban Convention for the universalization of the APMBC.

Appointed by Royal Decree on 21 April 2014, HRH Prince Mired now serves as President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), succeeding his father, HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid, Chief Chamberlain. In July 2017, His Royal Highness was appointed as President of the Jordan Sports Federation for the Handicapped/the Jordan Paralympic Committee.

HRH Prince Mired is married to HRH Princess Dina Mired. They have three children, Shirin, Rakan  and Jafar.

 

Our Vision

A society in which people with disabilities have a decent and sustainable life that will grant them effective participation based on equity and equality

 

Mission

Policy-making, planning, coordination, follow-up and support for all activities that serve Persons with Disabilities through the adoption of participatory management, wise governance, accountability and transparency.

 

Board of Trustees

Persons with disabilities

- Shaman Al-Majali (representative of persons with visual disabilities)

- Adam Al-Omari (representative of persons with visual disabilities)

- Dr. Mohamad Milhem (representative of persons with visual disabilities)

- Dr. Saleh Al-Shurafat (representative of persons with physical disabilities)

- Asma Masaadeh (representative of persons with hearing disabilities)

- Asma Ibrahim (representative of persons with hearing disabilities)

- Asia Yaghi (representative of persons with physical disabilities)

- Hadeel Abu Soofeh (representative of persons with physical disabilities), activist in the field of persons with disabilities

- Amira Al-Jamal (representative of persons with mental health issues)

 

Parents of Persons with Disabilities (3)

- Ali Haydar Murad

- Hana Shawareb Saliba

- Lama Sidawi, sister of a person with an intellectual disability and an activist in the field

 

Experts in the Field of Disability

- Zuheir Zakaria

- Dr. Yousef Al-Qaryouti

- Ihsan Al-Khalidi

- Basil Al-Tarawneh, Government Coordinator on Human Rights

- Widad Aqrooq

- Rana Shaban

- Dr. Amal Nahhas