Commissioner-General

Former UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi. © 2012 UNRWA Photo
12 November 2015
Statement by UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness We are delighted by the appointment of Filippo Grandi as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It is great news for refugees worldwide. UNRWA colleagues wish Filippo and UNHCR every success. It is also great news for Palestine refugees to have someone in...
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addresses the General Assembly Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee), 9 November 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 November 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addresses the General Assembly Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee), 9 November 2015
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met with the South Korean Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cho Tae-yul, and several other government officials during his two-day visit to the Republic of Korea on 5 and 6 November. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Maria Mohammedi
09 November 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl carried out a two-day visit to the Republic of Korea on 5 and 6 November with the aim of strengthening relations and broadening partnerships.
Press Releases
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
04 November 2015
In Tokyo today, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by H.E. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting, a first in the Agency's history, was an opportunity to express profound gratitude for Japan's long-standing and generous support to Palestine refugees and to the Agency's human...
Press Releases
28 September 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General is in New York this week to attend the United Nations General Assembly. On Saturday, 26 September, he took part in a High-Level Ministerial meeting on the future financial stability of UNRWA. Participants in the meeting committed to do their utmost to preserve the Agency’s response capacity...
Press Releases
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left), Mogens Lykketoft, President of UN General Assembly (centre), and Nasser Judeh, Foreign Minister of Jordan. © DPI/Li
26 September 2015
We faced an unprecedented challenge this year. Suddenly it was no longer about abstract notions and conceptual considerations. It was about whether or not 500,000 children would start their school year on time. This is why it is so important that we are here together today: to talk about how to place UNRWA on a more...
Official Statements
17 September 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 15 to 17 September, where he met with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
Press Releases
08 September 2015
On 6 September, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by the Deputy Emir and Crown Prince of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. He expressed his strong gratitude for Kuwait's long-standing partnership with the Agency, its growing support and most particularly its generosity in...
Press Releases
Children during the morning assembly at the Beach camp elementary school, Gaza. © 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 August 2015
UNRWA has warned in a report to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, that “unless funding for the full amount of the Agency’s General Fund shortfall of US$ 101 million is secured by the middle of August, the financial crisis may force the suspension of services relating to the Agency’s education...
Press Releases
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