Nidaa Abu Ali has been a member of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation at the UN since August 2019. She is a diplomat working as a counsellor and head of the legal committee at the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN.
Abu Ali led the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s negotiations during the 7th Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, which was adopted on June 30, 2021.
Prior to that, she served at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working in multilateralism, public diplomacy and counsellor affairs.
Abu Ali was an attache at Saudi Arabia’s mission in Singapore from 2009 until 2013.
She was a researcher at the Middle East Institute, in the National University of Singapore, from January 2009 for nearly a year, focusing on social, cultural and political changes in the Middle East.
She was a research analyst at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism from June 2007 to January 2009 and a specialist in terrorism in the Middle East with a focus on extremist organizations and the use of digital media for recruitment.
Abu Ali was a writer at Asharq Alawsat newspaper from October 2016 to July 2020, writing literature reviews and analyses about radicalization and terrorism. She also wrote reviews at Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper from January 2014 to September 2016. She was a journalist at Al-Hayat newspaper from June 2005 to August 2006.
She received a master’s degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2009 on strategic security studies. She also holds a certificate in counter-terrorism studies from Nanyang Technological University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Dar Al-Hekma University.
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