Hana AlHashimi is the Acting Head of the International Organizations Section of the United Arab Emirates Prime Minister’s Office. She has led on partnerships and multilateral engagements from within the Director-General’s office since October 2019.
Previously, Hana served as a senior adviser to the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, and as the team lead for climate action, sustainable energy, frontier technologies, and information and communications technologies (ICTs); and as the liaison with the Group of 77 and China (a group of 134 countries from the developing south).
From 2015 to 2018, Hana served as Happiness Representative, Sustainable Development and Digital Cooperation Expert at the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nations in New York. During her time at the Mission, she supported the co-facilitation of the 10-year review of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10). As a delegate to the Second Committee, she coordinated the Group of 77 and China on ICTs for Development and Sustainable Energy, and facilitated Women in Development. Her prior experience includes project development for sustainable energy accelerators at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria.
Hana holds a Masters of Sciences in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University and the Netherlands Institute for International Relations (Clingendael), and a Bachelors of Commerce in General Management and the Social Context of Business from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
She speaks English, Arabic, German and French.