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HRH Prince Mired Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein

President, Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein earned his BA degree from Tufts University in 1987, and then his MA degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1995, with a specialisation in International Relations/Strategic Studies. He continued his education at Cambridge University, England, where he received an M.Phil degree in Historical Studies in 1998. In addition, HRH Prince Mired attended the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1990 and served for several years in the Jordanian Armed Forces.

HRH Prince Mired has spent a majority of his post-military life supporting humanitarian and charitable causes. Presently, he is the Chairman of the National Committee for Demining & Rehabilitation and the President of the Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers. He served as Vice-President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from 2008 through to 2013; and from November 2007 to November 2008, he was the President of the 8th Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC). Prince Mired also serves as the ‘Special Envoy’ of the Mine Ban Convention for the universalization of the APMBC.

Appointed by Royal Decree on 21 April 2014, HRH Prince Mired now serves as President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), succeeding his father, HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid, Chief Chamberlain. From July 2017 – June 2018, His Royal Highness served as President of the Jordan Sports Federation for the Handicapped/the Jordan Paralympic Committee.

HRH Prince Mired is married to HRH Princess Dina Mired. They have three children, Shirin, Rakan  and Jafar.