Full Name
AbdelQader Al Saqqaf
Job Title
UAE Delegate to the UN
Current Employer
United Nations
Speaker Bio
UAE Youth Delegate to the United Nations since September 2022. His academic journey began with BA Economics and International Development from the UK, An active participant in leadership programs at institutions such as Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Experienced presidential and ministerial panel moderator at global summits like ADIPEC and the World Government Summit. Speaker and a featured guest at institutions including Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, 42 Abu Dhabi, and New York University Abu Dhabi. Strong advocate for youth empowerment, with roles as founding president and member of youth councils. Wide-ranging experience across governmental, private, and non-governmental sectors, focusing on policymaking, digital economy, strategy, socio-economic development, multilateralism, and literacy. Currently engaged with the Office of Strategic Affairs at the Presidential Court. Affiliated with IRENA's SLP and Masdar's FSL programs, emphasizing commitment to sustainability. Member of the World Economic Forum Initiative and global shapers - Abu Dhabi chapter. Presented a proposal for "Youth Advisors" in Peacekeeping Missions in Africa to the UN secretariat, showcasing dedication to pragmatic global change
AbdelQader Al Saqqaf