Commissioner-General

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to Denmark on Friday, 5 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
08 February 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to Copenhagen on Friday, 5 February 2016, to discuss the cooperation between UNRWA and Denmark, raise awareness about the critical situation of Palestine refugees and shed light on the Agency’s priorities in its five fields of operations
Press Releases
12 December 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has concluded a three-day visit to the United Kingdom, the Agency’s fourth largest donor, during which he met with the Secretary of State for International Development, Rt. Hon. Justine Greening; the Minister of State for International Development, Rt. Hon. Desmond Swayne;...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Carolyn Canham
02 December 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Canberra from 30 November to 2 December to express deep appreciation for Australia’s support to the Agency and engage in high-level dialogue about the critical situation faced by Palestine refugees
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
24 November 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was in Brussels on 23 and 24 November for a series of high-level meetings to draw attention to the situation of Palestine refugees in the Middle East, as well as ongoing efforts to address the operational and financial challenges currently facing the Agency.
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (right) addresses representatives of donor and host countries at the UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shafiq Fahed
16 November 2015
UNRWA went through a special and demanding year and I am very satisfied that we have all together rediscovered the deep importance of dignity and accountability towards Palestine refugees
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...
Official Statements
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
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met with the South Korean Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cho Tae-yul, and several other government officials during his two-day visit to the Republic of Korea on 5 and 6 November. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Maria Mohammedi
09 November 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl carried out a two-day visit to the Republic of Korea on 5 and 6 November with the aim of strengthening relations and broadening partnerships.
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
04 November 2015
In Tokyo today, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by H.E. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting, a first in the Agency's history, was an opportunity to express profound gratitude for Japan's long-standing and generous support to Palestine refugees and to the Agency's human...
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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...
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