UNRWA and neutrality

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Neutrality is a UN commitment as one of the four “humanitarian principles” formally adopted by the General Assembly, and endorsed by UNRWA. The humanitarian principles ultimately derive from the UN Charter and are the standards against which the UN and other agencies carrying out humanitarian work are assessed by all stakeholders. Neutrality is understood to mean that irrespective of their personal beliefs and opinions “[h]umanitarian actors must not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.”

 

UNRWA and neutrality