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General Certificate of Secondary Education, Jabir Bin Hayyan School – Abu Dhabi-U.A.E
Bachelor Degree in Arts.
General Geography – Beiruth University – Lebanon 1976.
Doctorate in Law – University Paris V René Descartes – Sorbonne 1990.
Previous and actual Positions:
Director of Cultural Relations in Ministry of Education and Youth – Oman 1976.
Director General of Scholarships and External Relations 1982
Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate of Oman to UNESCO, Paris (Ambassador) since 1984.
Professional Background 1976-1983:
Chairman of the Committee Responsible for Surveying Conditions of Omani Students abroad.
Member of the Commission for the Development of Higher Education in Oman.
Member of the Omani National Commission for Education Culture and Science.
Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Scholarships and Studies abroad.
Member of the Educational Council, Ministry of Education.
Member of the Board of Trustees, Gulf Polytechnic, College Bahrain.
Head of the Omani Delegation to the General Conference of UNESCO,– Sofia, Bulgaria, 1985.
Head of the Omani Delegation to the International Conference on literacy – Paris, 1985.
Head of the Omani Delegation to the International Conference on Education – Geneva, 1988.
Head of the Omani Delegation to the General Conference of Arab Educational Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO), Tunis 1981.
Head of the Omani Delegation to the World Heritage Committee.
President of the Group 77 – Paris - Chapter 1992-1993.
President of the Arab Group to UNESCO 1986 and 2004.
Deputy Chairman of the UNESCO Executive Board, 1991-1993.
Chairman of the Headquarter Committee of UNESCO, 1989-1991 and 1999-2003.
Chairman of the Nominations Committee of the General Conference – 25th session 1989 / 28th session 1995.
Chairman of the Executive Board Financial and Administrative Committee 1994.
Chairman of the Executive Board Non Governmental Organisations Committee 1993-1995.
Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Arabia Plan since 2002.
Vice Chairman of the UNESCO Consultative Committee of the Silk Roads, 1988-1999.
Member of the Omani Delegation to the General Conferences of UNESCO since 1978.
Member of the Omani Delegation to the General Conferences of the Arab Bureau of Education for Gulf States – 1976-1984.
Member of the Omani Delegation to the General Conferences of the International Bureau of Education, Geneva, since 1977.
Member of the Omani Delegation to the General Conferences of ALECSO, 1976-1981.
Member of the Executive Board of ALECSO, 1976-1981.
Member of the Omani Delegation to the Earth Summit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1993.
Member of the Omani Delegation to the Conference on Development and Education, Boston, USA 1981.
Member of the Council of the International Bureau of Education 1985-1987.
Member of the Omani Delegation to the Round Table on Dialogue between Civilisations, New-York, United Nations, 2000.
Member and vice Chairman of Administratif Board of World Arab Institute (IMA), Paris, 1985-1993.
Secretary-General of the Circle of Permanent Delegates of UNESCO, Paris, 1996-2004.
Professor Lecturer at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy on North Africa and the Middle East, Paris.
Actor and Theatre Director.
The Development of Omani Administrative Law (In Arabic and in French)
Several theatre Plays on Social and Cultural Subjects
Audat Shanjoub (The return of Shanjoub)
Wain Zamanak Ya Bahr (The Lost Glorie of Seafaring days)
Min al Hayat (From the Life)
Kalam al Nas Youji al Ras (Gossip source of Headache)
Al Darawish Sketches
Three UNESCO’s Silver Medals