|Commissioner-General's statement at Ministerial Conference: "Refugees in the Muslim World"|
|14 May 2012|
As you know, UNRWA is unique in the UN family as its mandate is specific to one population: nearly five million Palestine refugees, mostly descendants of those who fled Palestine in 1948.
|Statement on hunger strike|
|10 May 2012|
The Commissioner General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, is following with increasing concern the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody.
|Commissioner-General's keynote address at DIHAD|
|03 April 2012|
Keynote address delivered by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD).
|“Engaging Youth”: Introduction by Filippo Grandi, UNRWA Commissioner-General|
|22 March 2012|
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for having responded to our invitation to attend “Engaging Youth”. Many senior leaders are lending us their valuable time; this proves that Engaging Youth in a Changing Middle East is a theme of interest and relevance among decision-makers.
|Public talk by Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs|
|12 March 2012|
It’s a pleasure to be here today and I would like to thank Dean Schwartz for the invitation. Eric and I worked closely together on Palestine refugee issues when he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration.
|Deputy Commissioner-General statement on International Women's Day|
|08 March 2012|
Today, we join the celebrations of the International Women’s Day, which has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. The theme for 2012 is "Empower Rural Women — End Hunger and Poverty".
|Statement by the Commissioner-General of UNRWA Filippo Grandi|
|16 February 2012|
I was deeply saddened to learn the news of the tragic deaths of children and a number of adults in a road traffic accident today near Kalandia. Initial reports say a large number of people, including children, were also injured.
|Deputy Commissioner-General statement on the 2012 Emergency Appeal|
|17 January 2012|
I thank you for attending today’s launch of the 2012 Emergency Appeal. Since the outbreak of the al Aqsa intifada in 2000, UNRWA has issued Emergency Appeals to respond to the humanitarian consequences of this and subsequent conflicts in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
|Commissioner-General's opening statement to UNRWA Advisory Commission|
|28 November 2011|
It has been a year of momentous changes in the Middle East. Circumstances have been diverse in different countries, but firm, courageous and clear calls for human rights and freedoms, better governance, a more equitable share of resources, and improved living conditions, have similarly resonated throughout the Arab world.
|Constant challenges in an evolving regional context|
|22 November 2011|
I am truly honoured to have been invited to deliver the opening address in a conference about Palestine refugees, a community in whose history UNRWA has such a special place.