Commissioner-General

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.
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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.
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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
Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), speaking at a commemorative event marking the 65th anniversary of UNRWA. The event took place under the theme, “UNRWA@65: Sustaining Human Development and Protecting Rights of Palestine Refugees”. UN Photo/Cia Pak
05 June 2015
Palestine refugees today face an existential crisis on many fronts. Their isolation, exclusion and dispossession represent a time-bomb for the region, a denial of dignity and rights that must be addressed.
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. © German Federal Foreign Office
22 May 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has praised the remarkable support from Germany for Palestine refugees – particularly refugees in Gaza – during an official trip to Berlin this week. Germany is the second-largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict in...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl © UNRWA
07 May 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has used his first official visit to Brazil to highlight the importance of the growing partnership between the Agency and the Latin American state.
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UNRWA distributes life-saving assistance to displaced civilians from Yarmouk in Yalda, April 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 April 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl highlighted the critical needs faced by Palestine refugees and was updated on France’s efforts to achieve durable peace in the Middle East during his first official visit to Paris this week.
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