Official Statements

11 June 2017
"We have seen summaries in the media around issues relating to UNRWA’s mandate and our position is clear and unchanged. UNRWA receives its mandate from the UN General Assembly; and only the UN General Assembly, by a majority vote, can change our mandate," says UNRWA...
The Minister of State for Displaced Affairs, Mueen Merhebi, The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, and Abdelnasser Al Ayyi of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee visit Nahr el-Bared camp. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Maysoun Mustafa
09 June 2017
The Minister of State for Displaced Affairs, His Excellency Mueen Merhebi, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, and Mr. Abdelnasser al-Ayyi of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue...
03 June 2017
As soon as issues relating to a photograph in our Ramadan campaign were brought to our attention we looked into the matter. We had mistakenly posted an image from our archive of a child in Syria and had said that the child was in Gaza. The image has been replaced. Palestine...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) addresses member states’ delegates at the opening session of the first biannual Advisory Commission Meeting of 2017. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi
22 May 2017
“Wherever they turn today, Palestine refugees see no horizon, no identifiable political solution, no genuine determination, no respect of their rights,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells member states’ delegates at the first biannual Advisory Commission...
08 March 2017
UNRWA is alarmed by the escalation of violence in Dera’a Governorate, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus