UN Women Welcomes Alwaleed Philanthropies as its Newest Member of the “MEWGC” Steering Committee

Thursday, 1 November, 2018

HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, attended the 5th Steering Committee Meeting for UN Women’s Flagship Program Initiative Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC). The event took place on November 2, in Paris, France.


Alwaleed Philanthropies was welcomed as the newest member of the MEWGC Steering Committee since HRH Princess Lamia announced of Alwaleed Philanthropies joining the UN Women initiative in MEWGC, which contributes to strengthening the monitoring and implementation of data on gender equality around the world.


This is the fifth meeting of the Steering Committee whose members have the opportunity to share updates, discuss activities, present plans, and monitoring the implementation of the MEWGC program. The Steering Committee is the governing body of the MEWGC Program, which is composed of the program’s partners such as the governments of Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and now, Alwaleed Philanthropies.


For over 4 decades, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and spent more than 4 billion dollars on social welfare, and initiated more than 1000 projects in over 164 countries, managed by 10 Saudi female members, reaching more than 533 million beneficiaries around the world, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Alwaleed Philanthropies collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. It seeks to build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.