Commissioner-General

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
 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
Remarks of Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General  of UNRWA
14 July 2014
The Gaza Strip is once again experiencing very dramatic circumstances. The population of Gaza, including Palestine refugees, is once again enduring great suffering and many have lost their lives or sustained serious injuries. As Commissioner-General of UNRWA, I have come to Gaza, together with Humanitarian Coordinator...
Official Statements