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During his three-day mission to Germany, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) met with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right), and several other high-level officials. Photo Courtesy of the German Federal Foreign Office
20 October 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Munich and Berlin on 17, 18 and 19 October for a series of high-level meetings aimed at further strengthening the strategic UNRWA-Germany partnership and increasing awareness of the Agency’s work
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Michelle Hamers
25 November 2016
UNRWA joins efforts of the rest of the United Nations and the world in affirming that the ultimate goal to eliminate violence against women and girls is possible
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) addresses the UNRWA Advisory Commission second bi-annual meeting held in Amman. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Michelle Hamers
15 November 2016
Addressing the host governments and donor states’ representatives assembled for the second bi-annual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting for 2016 held in Amman, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stresses the need to “put UNRWA on a more stable financial footing”
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) speaking at UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 November 2016
About half of the refugees registered with UNRWA are below the age of 25 but their political and personal horizons are essentially closed, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee)
Official Statements
During the mission to South Korea, the UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) met with several senior officials at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Choi Jong-moon (third from left). © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Leslie Yun
02 November 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited the Republic of Korea on 27 and 28 October to explore potential opportunities for deeper engagement with South Korea and raise greater awareness about the situation of Palestine refugees in the Middle East
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) meets with the Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nobuo Kishi (right), during his mission to Japan. Photo Courtesy of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
28 October 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a three-day mission to Japan in recognition of the long-standing partnership between UNRWA and Japan and to draw attention to the current situation of Palestine refugees
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl (left) met with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström (right), and several other senior officials during his two-day mission to Sweden. Photo Courtesy of Emelie Borg
21 October 2016
On 21 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a two-day visit to Stockholm, during which he met with senior government officials, parliamentarians, and researchers to highlight the long-standing partnership between Sweden and UNRWA and raise awareness of the current challenges facing Palestine...
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (right) attended the opening of ‘The Long Journey’ exhibition at The Hague with the Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen (centre), and the Mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen (left), during his two-day mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands this week. Photo courtesy of Dirk-Jan Visser
05 October 2016
On 4 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, concluded a two-day mission to the Netherlands, during which he met with several high-level Dutch officials and parliamentarians and attended the opening event of ‘The Long Journey’, a travelling exhibition of select photographs from the UNRWA Film and Photo...
Press Releases
Originally from Darayya, on the outskirts of Damascus, Haytham Matar is one of the many refugees who left their homes when the shelling became too dangerous in 2012. He and his family sought refuge in Khan Eshieh camp. His case illustrates the situation of internally displaced youth whose education has been disrupted as a result of the conflict in Syria. In spite of these dramatic circumstances, he holds onto his hope for the future and his dream of becoming a surgeon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
19 September 2016
“The world needs to care because the situation of Palestine refugees has never been as critical since 1948 and 1967, because the lack of political horizon and personal opportunities is draining them of their hope, creativity and resolve,” says UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl
Features
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on Indian Standard Time
05 September 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaks to Siddharth Varadarajan of Rajya Sabha TV about the struggles and hopes of Palestine refugees and the challenges facing the UN Agency. Watch the interview
Features