Princess Haya Receives Italian Acknowledgement for her Humanitarian Work
- Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan
- 2015 Giglio d’Oro Award
- Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was awarded the 2015 Giglio d’Oro Award at a ceremony held in Florence, Italy.
- The Giglio d’Oro award is presented as an annual recognition to individuals who make noteworthy contributions to peace, music and art by the Italy-based Galileo 2000 Foundation.
It was a moment of pride for the Maktoum family when Princess Haya bint Al Hussein was awarded with Giglio d’Oro for her charitable contributions to the world. The modest princess accepted the honor humbly and stated that this was a reminder not for things that had been done, but for everything that needs to be done. Princess Haya carries out most of her humanitarian work on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and the United Nations.
Princess Haya acknowledges the impressive contributions in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease; however, she’s of the opinion that there’s a lot more that needs to be achieved. She recognized the contributions of aid workers around the world, including aid workers in Medecins Sans Frontiers, the World Food Programme, the UN peacekeepers, the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Princess Haya has been widely acknowledged for her role as a UN Messenger of Peace. She is dedicated to helping raise global awareness of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that includes the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. She is the chairwoman of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai and a former World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador against Hunger.
Princess Haya has not only been a ray of hope to the people in Dubai, but also around the world. Her kind contributions are an inspiration for many to lead the change that they seek!