Commissioner-General

UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
I wish to thank Minister Steinmeier, Minister Müller and the Government of Germany for holding this conference and drawing much-needed attention to the plight of refugee communities in times of war.
Official Statements
The United Nations calls for resolute action on Gaza
08 October 2014
UNRWA has called for political action to resolve the underlying causes of conflict in Gaza and prevent another round of destruction. Speaking on his first visit to Germany since taking over the position of UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl said, “We have moved beyond the realm of humanitarian action alone...
Press Releases
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
02 October 2014
When I was awoken by a call from our Gaza director at 6:20 in the morning on July 30, it was instantly clear the news wouldn't be good. And it wasn't. A U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school sheltering 3,000 displaced people from the raging conflict had just been hit by artillery fire, and many people were...
Features
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
08 September 2014
In first major policy address since the ceasefire announced on 26 August, Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, asked the Council of Foreign Ministers of the League of Arab States for US$ 47 million for Gaza Recovery, 7 September 2014
Official Statements
 UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, makes his first visit in office to Switzerland
02 September 2014
The UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, has made his first official visit in office to Switzerland
Press Releases
Queen Rania and Commissioner-General Discuss Support for Gaza
27 July 2014
As violence in the Gaza Strip seriously worsens the plight of the 1.8 million people trapped in the coastal enclave, support and solidarity from the international community becomes increasingly important. On 27 July UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met at UNRWA Headquarters in...
Press Releases
An Unsustainable Refugee Crisis
20 June 2014
Op Ed for World Refugee Day by the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Pierre Krähenbühl One hundred and twenty children were recently allowed out of Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, to sit public exams. The fourteen-year-olds emerged from the apocalyptic city-scape...
Features
Statement of the Commissioner-General at the Meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission
17 June 2014
From my first visits to Palestine, both West Bank and Gaza, to Syria, to Lebanon and to Jordan and from my discussions with refugees and UNRWA colleagues, a powerful sense has emerged of the sheer unsustainability of the situation of Palestine refugees
Official Statements
Commissioner-General on visit to Brussels
05 June 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels from 2 to 4 June and met with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and the European...
Features