Official Statements

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".
Official Statements
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.
Official Statements
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.
Official Statements
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...
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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.
Official Statements