Official Statements

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.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addresses Advisory Commission delegates in Jordan 19-20 November © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
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...
Commissioner-General’s statement: Special Political and Decolonization Committee
14 November 2018
We are on the path to overcoming the greatest financial predicament ever in the history of this Agency