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A woman from Saudi Arabia, Lamia bint Majed, secretary-general and a member of the board of trustees of Alwaleed Philanthropies, has been appointed as the first regional goodwill ambassador for the Arab world by the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat). She will advocate for sustainable urbanization, helping UN-Habitat to address urban challenges in Arab states and advance sustainable urbanization as a driver of development and peace. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing and advertising from Misr International University in Cairo, Egypt. In 2003, she founded Sada Al-Arab, a publishing company operating from Cairo, Beirut and Dubai.