Official Statements

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...
28 August 2015
UNRWA has looked into a recent accusation related to offensive posts on a Facebook page claiming to represent the UNRWA Rameh School in Syria and has concluded that the Facebook page in question is an impostor page.
© 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 August 2015
STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR I am pleased to declare the 2015/16 UNRWA school year open. Students will return to school according to plan in Palestine on 24 August, in Jordan on 1 September, in Lebanon on 7 September...
A year after the Gaza war started, the causes of conflict remain unaddressed
08 July 2015
A year after the devastating Gaza conflict that claimed over 1,500 civilian lives, including 551 children, the root causes of the conflict remain unaddressed. The despair, destitution and denial of dignity resulting from last year’s war and from the blockade are a fact of...
29 June 2015
Today UNRWA announced that 85 per cent of all 137 international personnel on short term contracts will be separated in a phased process which will last until the end of September. 35 per cent of the 137 internationals will see their contracts end in the coming four weeks...