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Promoting Respect and Dignity through Sport
20 November 2013
On 20 November, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and Italian organization UISP Sport per Tutti held a ceremony, at the UNRWA Lebanon field office, to mark the conclusion of a project focusing on sport as a tool to convey values of respect
Press Releases
UNRWA Welcomes Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to Gaza
03 September 2013
The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic, Lapo Pistelli, has concluded his first official visit to the Gaza Strip. Minister Pistelli met with Robert Turner, Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Mr Turner...
Press Releases
15 April 2013
The Italian Minister for International Cooperation and Integration, Andrea Riccardi, has visited Shatila refugee camp near Beirut to meet with Palestine refugees displaced from Syria and witness first-hand their difficult living conditions.
Press Releases
09 April 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) held a ceremony today in Lebanon Field Office to present the results of health reform activities generously funded by the Italian Development Cooperation beginning in 2010.
Press Releases
06 May 2012
Thousands of Lebanese and Palestinian children throughout Lebanon today jointly braved a marathon in support of human dignity.
Press Releases
28 March 2012
On the occasion of the visit to Lebanon of His Excellency Prof. Andrea Riccardi, Italian Minister for International Cooperation and Integration, the Italian Embassy in Lebanon and UNRWA inaugurated today a health centre and playground facilities in the Palestine refugee camp of Dbayeh.
Press Releases
09 November 2010
UISP Sport per Tutti and UNRWA in Lebanon inaugurated a new sports playground in an UNRWA school in Beddawi Camp today. The Italian Sport Association UISP (Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti) funded the EUR 16,500 project.
Press Releases
07 May 2010
In April 2010, Mar Elias Camp in Lebanon joined the World Health Organization's "1,000 Lives, 1,000 Cities" global campaign, in which health-friendly cities around the world celebrated World Health Day by organising events to promote health activities.
Features
01 April 2010
The Ambassador of Italy to Lebanon and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon inaugurated a new gymnasium in the UNRWA school in Rashidieh today, an initiative funded by the Italian embassy.
Press Releases
21 January 2010
Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has expressed his deep appreciation for the appointment - by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - of Filippo Grandi of Italy to a three-year tenure of the post of UNRWA Commissioner-General.
Official Statements