28 September 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General is in New York this week to attend the United Nations General Assembly. On Saturday, 26 September, he took part in a High-Level Ministerial meeting on the future financial stability of UNRWA. Participants in the meeting committed to do their utmost to preserve the Agency’s response capacity...
Press Releases
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...
Official Statements
17 September 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 15 to 17 September, where he met with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases
08 September 2015
On 6 September, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by the Deputy Emir and Crown Prince of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. He expressed his strong gratitude for Kuwait's long-standing partnership with the Agency, its growing support and most particularly its generosity in...
Press Releases
Children during the morning assembly at the Beach camp elementary school, Gaza. © 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 August 2015
UNRWA has warned in a report to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, that “unless funding for the full amount of the Agency’s General Fund shortfall of US$ 101 million is secured by the middle of August, the financial crisis may force the suspension of services relating to the Agency’s education...
Press Releases
Commissioner-General’s First Visit to China
09 July 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl carried out an official trip to Beijing this week in order to build stronger relations between the Agency and the People’s Republic of China.
Press Releases
EU Parliament President Martin Schulz (front) speaks at the inauguration of the UNRWA Photo Exhibition “I'm not a statistic”. © European Union 2015 – EP
02 July 2015
From 29 June to 1 July, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels for a range of senior-level meetings to draw attention to the Agency’s crucial role and activities and to raise the alarm regarding its dramatic level of underfunding, as well as to officially open the UNRWA photography exhibition ‘I...
Press Releases
26 June 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to Russia this week in order to foster stronger strategic ties on behalf of the Agency.
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaking at the biannual meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission in Amman. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
16 June 2015
"The isolation, exclusion and dispossession of Palestine refugees in Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon represent a time-bomb for the Middle East region", according to Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) speaking at the biannual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting in Amman, Jordan. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
15 June 2015
We meet at a most challenging time and my statement will focus on describing what UNRWA sees as the greatest challenges and opportunities at present and in months to come
Official Statements