Building peace in the minds of men and women

Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism

Tue, 16 Jun - 9:30 to 10:15

Opening Remarks

H.E Mohamed Sameh Amr

Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Egypt to UNESCO

Mr. Mohamed Sameh Amr was elected by the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO on 22 November 2013, to serve as Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO for a two-year period, until the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in November 2015. He is also Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Egypt to UNESCO, a post he has held since April 2012.

Mr Amr holds a Ph. D in International Law obtained from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Law granted by Cairo University. He is the author of numerous publications on matters of International Law, and led a distinguished academic career as a Professor of Public International Law at Cairo University.