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    Dr. Mariem Mohamed Fadel Dah, First Lady of Mauritania, appointed as ICESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    22 December 2023

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) announced the appointment of Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Mohamed Fadel Al-Dah, First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, as the Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador, in recognition of her leading humanitarian roles, constructive social efforts and initiatives at the national and international levels.

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General of ICESCO, presented Her Excellency the First Lady with the certificate and medal of accreditation at the close of the celebration of Nouakchott, Culture Capital in the Islamic World for 2023, held on Friday (December 22, 2023), in the presence of high-level ministers, senior officials, and a number of ambassadors accredited to Mauritania.

    Dr. AlMalik stressed that the appointment of the First Lady of Mauritania as ICESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador culminates her outstanding career in the fields of social, humanitarian and cultural action aimed at enhancing the status of women and achieving equality and social cohesion with her firm and belief that the progress and prosperity of societies is closely tied to the opportunities provided to women to fulfil leading role.

    He added that Her Excellency Dr. Mariem Mohamed Fadel Dah has been supporting ICESCO’s initiatives, highlighting that the Organization is endeavoring to implement many activities and programs for the benefit of women and youth in Muslim countries, with Her Excellency’s generous participation. “Dr. Mariem Mohamed Fadel Dah will give new impetus to ICESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors Program to disseminate the Organization’s goals and highlight its new vision towards educational, scientific and cultural development in the Islamic world,” stressed Dr. AlMalik.

    The ceremony also featured a video produced by ICESCO on the First Lady’s sustained efforts in launching initiatives and programs as well as participation in international fora.

    Following the accreditation ceremony, Her Excellency Dr. Mariem Mohamed Fadel Dah expressed her happiness to be honored by ICESCO, stressing that it is an honor for Mauritanian women and an incentive for their creative efforts, conjunctly with the close of the Celebration of Nouakchott, Culture Capital in the Islamic World, which makes it even better, concluding her address by expressing her thanks to ICESCO.

    It is noteworthy that within the framework of its new vision and strategic orientations, ICESCO has adopted a new framework for its Goodwill Ambassadors Program that takes into consideration the geographical distribution of ICESCO’s Member States and seeks to ensure the appointment of pioneering and influential women leaders, in their countries and abroad, and diversify the specialties these figures.

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