Ambassador Moushira KHATTAB, PhD

Ambassador Moushira KHATTAB, PhD

Minister of Family & Population, Egypt (2009-2011)

Ambassador Khattab is a career diplomat and, human rights advocate. She is Egypt’s former Minister of Family & Population, Former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador of Egypt to the Republic of South Africa, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. She has served as  Rapporteur and Vice Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva and as the first Vice Chairperson of the  African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

Amb. Kkattab is a Lecturer at the Institute for Diplomatic & Consular Studies at Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a member of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Culture, the Supreme Committee for the management of Egypt’s cultural heritage, and the Executive President of the Kemet Boutros Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge (Mar-Nov, 2020). Amb. Khattab was the candidate of the African Union to the position of Director General of UNESCO (2017 election).

Amb. Khattab  served as Vice Chair of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (Canada), Child Helpline International, Amsterdam, She Chaired both the National Committee & the steering Committee of Middle East & North Africa on Violence against Children (UN Study on Violence against Children). Amb. Khattab has been a visiting professor at, University of Foreigners in Perugia (Italy), a visiting senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and a mentor of the “Women in Public Policy project” initiated by Secretary Hilary Clinton. Amb. Khattab holds a PhD on the Rights of the Child from Cairo University.


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