Acting Chief of Organizations

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Shaikha Aysha Ahmed Saqer Alkhalifa

Acting Chief of Organizations


Education
  • [2002] Master’s Degree in Humanities and Sciences with Distinction in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, New York
  • [2000] Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern relations from the same University
Work Experience
  • [2021] Acting Chief of Organizations
  • [2017] Director of European Affairs & the European Union at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • [2015-2017] Councelor, International Organizations Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of the UN Desk, Primary NATO Liason officer, Primary Liason with UN angencies, Expert on sustainable development agenda- translating the SDGs into national programs including women and youth empowerment and environmental issues, Expert on International Humanitarian Law, treaties and covenants, Rapportuer of the drafting committee responsible for Bahrain’s reporting to UN treaty bodies.
  • [2017-2013] Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in New York with the rank of Counselor, where represented the Kingdom of Bahrain in meetings of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • [2011-2015] Deputy Permanent Representative Bahrain Mission to the UN, Expert in Sustainable development, the Millennium Development Goals and the post 2015 development agenda, Expert on mediation and the peaceful resolution of conflicts and post-conflict building, Security Council expert on Middle East issues including Syria, Palestine and the Peace Process, Children in armed conflict, Humanitarian action, and peacekeeping/peacebuilding operations, Counter-terrorism Expert specializing in Al-Qaeda, Taliban, and other terrorist groups sanctions. Attending various UN meetings aimed at combatting terrorism and implementation of the UN Counter Terrorism Strategy, Liason officer with the Iran Experts Panel established by Security Council resolution (1929), the Counter Terrorism Center and the Yemen Experts Panel (2140),Officer in charge of communications with the UN department of public information, Legal Affairs Officer, Representative of Bahrain in the G-77 Group, Representative of Bahrain in the Non- Aligned Movement Group
  • [2009] First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations, covered meetings of the Security Council, the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee), and the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee).
  • [2006] Joined the Organizations Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) desk and the United Nations team.
Achievements
  • [2013] Recipient of the Best Diplomat Serving Abroad Award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • [2013] Honoree from Bahrain and nominee for the Racial Harmony Award from the Foundation of Ethnic Understanding
  • [2010-2015] Member of the official delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Meetings of State Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • [2009-2015] Member of the official delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the General Debates of the United Nations General Assembly
  • [2009-2011] Member of the official delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Meetings of State Parties to the Commission for Sustainable Development
  • [2010-2015] Member of the official delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Meetings of State Parties to the Commission for the Rights of the Child (CRC)
  • [2009-2015] Member of the official delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Meetings of State Parties to the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights
  • [2009] Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
  • [2010] Biennial Meeting of States to consider the implementation of the programme of action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
  • [2012] International Peace Institute’s New York Seminar, “Managing Transitions in the Arab World
  • [2007] "Public Information Seminar", Naples, Italy. Hosted by the Allied Joint Force Command/NATO.
  • [2005] “Dialogue between the Shura Council and the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats in the European Parliament. Manama, Bahrain.
  • [2005] “Concept for a System of Security and Cooperation in the Gulf Region Revisited.”, Berlin, Germany. Hosted by the Bertelsman Stiftung Foundation in partnership with the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. Presented a paper outlining the view from Bahrain on Gulf Security.
  • [2006] “Mideast Regional Security Dilemmas: Searching for Solutions” Athens, Greece. Hosted by UCLA Burkley Centre for International Relations.
Languages
  • Arabic: Mother Tongue.
  • English: Fluent
  • French: Some knowledge
  • Spanish: Some knowledge
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