Official Statements

31 December 2019
In 2019, we faced the most serious financial shortfall in the history of the agency. This already difficult situation was compounded by a crisis of confidence in the agency’s senior leadership following serious allegations of mismanagement.
08 December 2019
It is clear that today our mandate is as relevant and important as it was the day UNRWA was established 70 years ago and that we are not alone. Since 1948 many countries and other partners have supported us.
26 November 2019
On 15 November, Member States in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee of the General Assembly adopted the four annual draft resolutions that relate to UNRWA. The resolution “Assistance to Palestine Refugees” contained our mandate renewal, from the period 1...
14 November 2019
I am here today to present the report of the Commissioner-General to the General Assembly for 2018 and brief the 4th Committee on the operational and other developments affecting UNRWA, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. I...
06 November 2019
The UN Secretary-General’s office has announced that the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has completed a part of the ongoing inquiry into UNRWA management-related matters.