Recognized as a leading and outspoken defender and promoter of universal human rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein served the UN Human Rights Chief from 2014 to 2018. He served as president of the UN Security Council, and in 2002 was elected the first president of the governing body of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He also contributed to the international community's efforts at countering the threat of nuclear materials being trafficked and then used maliciously by terrorists, and led the UN's efforts at eliminating sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping. He twice served as Jordan’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York, and once as Jordan’s ambassador to the United States. He also represented Jordan twice before the International Court of Justice. In 2019, he was appointed a member of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working for peace, justice and human rights, founded by Nelson Mandela. He is currently the distinguished global leader in-residence at the Perry World House and was awarded the Stockholm Human Rights Award in 2015 and the Human Rights Tulip Prize in 2018.