Mr. Nasser Judeh is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, and one of the five independent eminent persons tasked with the 2020 review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture by the UN Secretary-General.
He was Jordan´s Deputy Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017 and, previous to that, held several cabinet and cabinet-level offices including as Minister of Information (1998 to 1999), Minister for Media and Communication (2007 to 2009), and Official Spokesman of the Government of Jordan for several terms (1998 to 1999, 2005 to 2007 and 2007 to 2009). From February 2009 to January 2017, Mr. Judeh was Minister of Foreign Affairs, the longest serving Foreign Minister in Jordan’s history having served in that post for almost eight years. Throughout his career in public service, and particularly as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Judeh worked tirelessly and passionately to address the key challenges facing the Middle East region and the world at large at the heart of which has been the pursuit of peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Finding a political solution in war-ravaged Syria and addressing the humanitarian spillover of that crisis, as well as confronting the danger and threat of radicalization, extremism, and global terrorism are the other key challenges Mr. Judeh focused on in his tenure as Foreign Minister. He has advocated and continues to advocate His Majesty King Abdullah’s vision of peace, dialogue, and political solutions for regional and international issues and promoted the true message of Islam as a religion of peace and openness. In addition to his responsibility as a Senator, Mr. Judeh is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jordan World Affairs Council and serves on several regional and international boards.