Official Statements

03 December 2017
At its heart, UNRWA’s mission is to preserve the dignity and rights of Palestine refugees, amidst the difficult conditions they so often face. We remain utterly committed to our responsibilities, and when considering the extreme insecurity and conflict that refugees are now...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) addresses the Agency’s Advisory Commission during its second bi-annual meeting in Jordan on 13 November 2017. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
13 November 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl pays tribute to the Agency for building and maintaining “one of the most successful” human development institutions in the region, highlights encouraging efforts to achieve financial stability for UNRWA and concludes with an...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) speaks during the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee discussions on aspects of the Agency’s work. Also pictured, the Director of the UNRWA Representative Office in New York, Mr. Peter Mulrean (left), and Fourth Committee Vice-Chair Mr. Ahmed Abdelrahman Ahmed Almahmoud of the United Arab Emirates (right). Photo by Thejasvi Ramu
03 November 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee) that he is encouraged by ongoing efforts to improve the Agency’s financial stability, but urges collective action to address a...
28 October 2017
On 15 October 2017, UNRWA discovered the existence of what appeared to be a tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza. In accordance with its protocol, the Agency has taken the necessary measures immediately to render the school safe and has sealed the cavity underneath...
06 October 2017
A recent report about the Palestinian Authority textbooks being used in UNRWA schools is inaccurate and misleading. 178 of the books cited are not being used in UNRWA schools; that’s almost 90 per cent of the evidence on which the conclusions of the report are based.