Official Statements

06 March 2019
Cairo Dear Mr Chairman, Dear Secretary-General Dr. A. Abul Gheit, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Allow me to begin by thanking you for the renewed honor of ad- dressing your distinguished Council. 2018 was without a doubt the most challenging year in UNRWA’s proud...
10 February 2019
Statement by Sami Mshasha, UNRWA Spokesperson The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) operates an educational system for over 532,000 girls and boys at its 715 schools in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and...
21 January 2019
We deliver services and maintain facilities in East Jerusalem since 1950 under our General Assembly mandate. This mandate includes East Jerusalem as part of our operational area. At no point since 1967 have the Israeli authorities challenged the basis on which the Agency...
03 December 2018
UNRWA has been driven by a fundamental imperative: to ensure the rights and dignity of Palestine refugees are protected, including those who are the most vulnerable.
21 November 2018
Dead Sea, 19 November 2018 Mr. Chair, Mr. Vice-Chair, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a very special pleasure to be here with the distinguished members of the Advisory Commission, under the Chairmanship of Ambassador Korkut Güngen – thank you very much for your...