Official Statements

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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28 August 2015
UNRWA has looked into a recent accusation related to offensive posts on a Facebook page claiming to represent the UNRWA Rameh School in Syria and has concluded that the Facebook page in question is an impostor page.
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© 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 August 2015
STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR I am pleased to declare the 2015/16 UNRWA school year open. Students will return to school according to plan in Palestine on 24 August, in Jordan on 1 September, in Lebanon on 7 September and in Syria on 13 September. I have taken...
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A year after the Gaza war started, the causes of conflict remain unaddressed
08 July 2015
A year after the devastating Gaza conflict that claimed over 1,500 civilian lives, including 551 children, the root causes of the conflict remain unaddressed. The despair, destitution and denial of dignity resulting from last year’s war and from the blockade are a fact of life for ordinary people in Gaza.
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