Commissioner-General

27 November 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit in office to Oslo on 26-27 November to discuss the cooperation between UNRWA and Norway, and the current situation in UNRWA’s Fields of operation. Mr. Krähenbühl met with Foreign Minister Børge Brende, senior government officials, members of...
Press Releases
Statement by Pierre Krähenbühl Commissioner-General of UNRWA on the occasion of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
25 November 2014
As we mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is desperately needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope in this most unstable region can only be...
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner General Calls for Resolute Political Action
19 November 2014
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, has said that “the pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope”, he added, “in this most unstable region - can only and...
Press Releases
UNRWA Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014
17 November 2014
At the biannual Advisory Commission meeting, UNRWA Commissioner-General describes the situation of Palestine refugee communities as unsustainable.
Official Statements
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
06 November 2014
Statement by Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (the Special Political and Decolonization Committee), New York, 4 November 2014 Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, I am greatly honoured to present my first annual report as Commissioner...
Official Statements
UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
Palestine refugees, with a return to their homeland barred to them, feel vulnerable to the core of their being. We are grateful for the hospitality of the governments of Lebanon and of Jordan in hosting respectively over four hundred thousand and two million Palestine refugees for decades. But borders closed first to...
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