H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser has been UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations since 2013. Previously, he held the Presidency of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly. From 1998-2011, he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN, which he represented as a non-permanent member to the Security Council in 2006-2007. Mr. Al-Nasser was Ambassador to Jordan from 1993-1998. He was first posted to the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the UN as Minister Plenipotentiary from 1986-1993. The recipient of numerous decorations and awards, Mr. Al-Nasser was made an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association in New York in 2009. He also holds three honorary doctorates in international affairs, recognizing his efforts to foster cross-cultural understanding.