Executive Office

UNRWA is led by the Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini and Deputy Commissioner-General Leni Stenseth.

The Executive Office (EO) is responsible for providing support to the Commissioner-General and Deputy Commissioner-General in executive planning, formulation and coordination of all aspects of UNRWA management.The EO oversees field offices, representative offices in Brussels, Cairo, New York and Washington D.C, HQ programmes and support departments.

The EO leads and sustains organizational change Agency-wide, manages high-level strategic decision-making, serves as a catalyst for cooperation Agency-wide, and manages sensitive issues and diverse risks deriving from both the external and internal environment. The work of the Executive Office encompasses the following interrelated and interconnected spheres of work: 1) vision and direction, 2) organizational design, 3) governance and decision-making, 4) policy and practice, 5) operational oversight, 6) internal stakeholder engagement and 7) advocacy and external stakeholder engagement.