Official Statements

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) addresses UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting in Amman. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel de la Cruz
30 May 2016
“The challenges we are addressing require extraordinary resolve because field realities are truly dramatic,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting held in Amman, 30 May 2016
30 May 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the party responsible for the killing of six year-old Ahmad Zuheir Suleiman T’uheimr, a Palestine refugee in Khan Eshieh camp in southern rural Damascus on 27 May
26 May 2016
Statement attributable to UNRWA Spokesperson Chris Gunness Several media outlets have reported that UNRWA intends to close its headquarters in Gaza. These reports are false. UNRWA HQ Gaza is not closing. The Agency affirms categorically that there are no plans to do so and...
18 May 2016
UNRWA condemns in the strongest terms the party responsible for launching artillery shells which killed five Palestine refugees and a Syrian in Khan Eshieh camp on 17 May 2016. Among those killed were a mother and her 12-year-old son
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a commemorative event marking the 65th anniversary of UNRWA, 2 June 2015. UN Photo/Cia Pak
05 May 2016
Remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a special meeting on the sustainability of UNRWA held at the UN Headquarters in New York, 4 May 2016