Official Statements

Former UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi. © 2012 UNRWA Photo
12 November 2015
Statement by UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness We are delighted by the appointment of Filippo Grandi as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It is great news for refugees worldwide. UNRWA colleagues wish Filippo and UNHCR every success. It is also great news for Palestine refugees to have someone in...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addresses the General Assembly Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee), 9 November 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 November 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addresses the General Assembly Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee), 9 November 2015
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12 October 2015
UNRWA is deeply alarmed by the escalating violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel. Only robust political action can prevent the further escalation of a situation that is affecting Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
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11 October 2015
Statement of UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Sandra Mitchell at the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA (2016 UNRWA pledging conference) in New York* President of the General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Ambassadors, Distinguished Delegates, On behalf...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left), Mogens Lykketoft, President of UN General Assembly (centre), and Nasser Judeh, Foreign Minister of Jordan. © DPI/Li
26 September 2015
We faced an unprecedented challenge this year. Suddenly it was no longer about abstract notions and conceptual considerations. It was about whether or not 500,000 children would start their school year on time. This is why it is so important that we are here together today: to talk about how to place UNRWA on a more...
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