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Choices Made, Choices Denied
20 March 2014
Choices Made, Choices Denied: A perspective on the question of Palestine refugees Lecture by Filippo Grandi, UNRWA Commissioner-General, at Birzeit University Ladies and Gentlemen, Students, faculty, members of the diplomatic corps, Dr Fayyad, colleagues, and honourable guests, Thank you for being here today, and for...
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Thanks Saudi Arabia for Support
07 March 2014
Amman The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, visited Riyadh on 3 March in a final visit before leaving his post with UNRWA to thank officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Kingdom’s generous and consistent support for the Agency during his tenure. Mr. Grandi, who...
Press Releases
Remarks by the Commissioner-General at the Second Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD)
01 March 2014
Remarks by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA The Second Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD) Distinguished Ministers and Delegates, I would like to thank the government of Indonesia for its warm hospitality. I am grateful to our host, Foreign Minister...
Official Statements
Crossroads of Crisis: Yarmouk, Syria and the Palestine Refugee Predicament
25 February 2014
Lecture by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA at the American University of Beirut. Yesterday, in Syria, I visited Yarmouk and at a food distribution I met Um Ahmed. She and others were receiving UNRWA food parcels after months of extreme deprivation. Um Ahmed was asking questions: “I am a Palestinian...
Official Statements
UNRWA’s Commissioner General firmly reiterates the need for unhindered humanitarian access after visiting Yarmouk Camp
24 February 2014
UNRWA’s Commissioner General, Filippo Grandi entered Yarmouk camp during the resumption of UNRWA’s humanitarian aid distribution this morning. He was shocked by the condition of the Palestine refugees he spoke to and the extent of war damage done to homes. “I am deeply disturbed and shaken by what I observed today...
Press Releases
Commissioner-General visits Brussels
29 January 2014
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited Brussels for meetings with the European Parliament and with HE Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Mr. Grandi thanked Baroness Ashton for the long-standing and invaluable commitment she has shown to supporting...
Features
Statement by the CG of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi
20 December 2013
It has been one year since Yarmouk, the vast suburb of Damascus
Official Statements
Letter addressed to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa from Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi on the passing of Nelson Mandela
07 December 2013
On behalf of all staff at UNRWA I would like to express sincere condolences on the passing of Nelson Mandela
Official Statements
From Mohammed Assaf, a Song for Solidarity
25 November 2013
UNRWA is proud to welcome its Youth Ambassador Mohammed Assaf to United Nations Headquarters in New York. As the first goodwill ambassador in UNRWA history, he will join the Agency, the United Nations and Member States as they mark the thirty-fifth International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, on 25...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General visits Lebanon
12 October 2013
Beirut UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited Lebanon on 10-11 October. Mr. Grandi discussed the Syria regional humanitarian crisis in meetings with the President of the Republic, the caretaker Prime Minister and other senior Lebanese officials and expressed appreciation for Lebanon’s support to UNRWA. He...
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