Dr. Alaa Murabit

SDG Advocate, Health, Employment and Economic growth


Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. Alaa completed her medical degree at the University of Zawia and went on to complete her Masters in International Strategy and Diplomacy with Distinction at the London School of Economics. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Leadership and Security at Kings College London. Alaa was most recently recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 and by Harvard Law who named her the youngest 2017 Woman Inspiring Change, and is a MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow. Alaa was nominated to address the UN General Assembly multiple times, including during the Commission on the Status of Women opening session, and was nominated to address the UN Security Council during the 15 year anniversary of Resolution 1325. Alaa serves as a trustee for The Malala Fund, International Alert, Malaria No More and Keeping Children Safe. In 2016 she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders and co-founded The Omnis Institute, an independent non-profit organisation committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders. She serves as advisor to numerous international security boards, think tanks and organizations, including the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (women, peace and security), UN Women Global Advisory Board, and the Council on Foreign Relations. An Ashoka fellow, she is the youngest recipient of the Marisa Bellisario International Humanitarian Award by the Italian Government, was named the “International Trust Women Hero 2014” by The New York Times, “One of 25 women under 25 to watch” by Newsweek, a “100 Top Woman” by the BBC and the SAFE Global Hero.