Official Statements

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) speaking at the biannual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting in Amman, Jordan. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
15 June 2015
We meet at a most challenging time and my statement will focus on describing what UNRWA sees as the greatest challenges and opportunities at present and in months to come
Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), speaking at a commemorative event marking the 65th anniversary of UNRWA. The event took place under the theme, “UNRWA@65: Sustaining Human Development and Protecting Rights of Palestine Refugees”. UN Photo/Cia Pak
05 June 2015
Palestine refugees today face an existential crisis on many fronts. Their isolation, exclusion and dispossession represent a time-bomb for the region, a denial of dignity and rights that must be addressed.
05 May 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness Jerusalem The head of the Israeli army during the summer war in Gaza has reportedly made the allegation that a weapon fired from an UNRWA school in Gaza killed an Israeli child in a kibbutz in southern Israel. This allegation...
19 April 2015
The accusation that UNRWA has been taken over by Hamas and is complicit in the recruitment of children is presented in the commentary of a new film by David Bedein as fact, without any evidence. This is because there is no evidence. What a shame Roim Olam – a weekly foreign...
11 April 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is undertaking an urgent mission to Syria today, 11 April 2015, in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA’s deepening concerns for...