Mouna Elias Haraoui

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Personal information

Title: 
former First Lady, President

Contact information (private)

Address: 
President Elias Haraoui Residence, Yarze, Baabda
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 5 925925
Fax: 
961 5 924655

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Chronic Care Center
Postbox: 
213 Hazmieh
Address: 
Brazilia Str., Baabda
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 5 455101 & 961 5 455102
Fax: 
961 5 455103 & 961 5 952856
Work email address: 
ccc@dm.net.lb

Education

Baccalaureate, 1958, CMS, Jordan.

Areas of Expertise

Education
Public Health
Humanitarian Associations
Women's Rights
Lebanese Heritage
Activism
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Honorary office and memberships

First Lady, Lebanon, 1989 - 1998.

Founder and President of the Chronic Care Center, 1993 - present.

Founder and President of the Lebanese Heritage Foundation, 1996 - present.

Member of the Board of the Thalassemia International Federation, 1994 - present.

Member of the Board of the Suzane Mubarak Women’s International Movement for Peace, 2003-2006.

Founder and President of the Lebanese Permanent Committee for Coordination, 1991 - 1998.

President of the National Committee for the Preparation of the 4th World Conference on Women, 1995.

President, Lebanese National Commission for Lebanese Women, 1995 - 1998.

Honorary President of the Lebanese Red Cross Association, 1990 - 1998.

Productions

Major achievements: 
  • Restoration of the steles of Nahr el-Kalb archeological site and other projects by the Lebanese Heritage Foundation, & creation of a “Museum of Rural Life - Terbol” & the “Ecomusée – Râs Baalbek”, 1996 – 2010.
  • Rehabilitation of the Beirut National Museum and creation of the Museum Gift Shop in order to cover the expenses of maintenance, 1996 – 1999.
  • Organization Classical Music Concerts at the Beirut Museum, 1996 - 1997.
  • Launched on May 29, 1993, a Télethon. This fundraising event marked a significant solidarity movement for children suffering from chronic diseases, and contributed to build the Chronic Care Center.
  • Organizing the Anjar Festivals, 1974.

Awards and Distinctions

Honorary doctorate degree, Humane Letters, Schiller International University, 1998.

International Award for the Development of Permanent Child Health and Welfare Services, N.Y. 1996.

HOPE Worldwide Award (for helping the needy in Lebanon), 1995.

International Youth Foundation Patron Award, for exemplary support to the UN Program on the International Year of Family, 1994.