Official Statements

13 November 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl pays tribute to the Agency for building and maintaining “one of the most successful” human development institutions in the region, highlights encouraging efforts to achieve financial stability for UNRWA and concludes with an...
03 November 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee) that he is encouraged by ongoing efforts to improve the Agency’s financial stability, but urges collective action to address a...
28 October 2017
On 15 October 2017, UNRWA discovered the existence of what appeared to be a tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza. In accordance with its protocol, the Agency has taken the necessary measures immediately to render the school safe and has sealed the cavity underneath...
06 October 2017
A recent report about the Palestinian Authority textbooks being used in UNRWA schools is inaccurate and misleading. 178 of the books cited are not being used in UNRWA schools; that’s almost 90 per cent of the evidence on which the conclusions of the report are based.
28 September 2017
“We are gathered here first of all to send a message of solidarity and reassurance to 5.3 million Palestine Refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the high-level meeting “Giving Hope to Palestine Refugees: New Horizons for Sustainable Funding for...