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UNRWA will be joining the rest of the UN system in reporting on the UN System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN-SWAP, based on common performance standards for the gender-related work of all UN entities, ensuring greater coherence and...
© UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
UNRWA in Figures provides general information on number of Palestine refugees, camps, UNRWA beneficiaries and funding situation. Figures are accurate as of 1 January 2016.
UNRWA has recently adopted the new Gender Equality Strategy (2016-2021), Integrating Gender, Improving Service, Impacting Lives . The new strategy consolidates gender mainstreaming in the Agency’s organizational processes and programmes and aims at improving service...
©2016 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
In support of the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign, UNRWA is marking the 25-year anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Campaign through a symposium on GBV on 8 December in Amman, in addition to various field-level activities.
© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Guillaume Petermann
UNRWA Gaza and West Bank field offices have participated in the UN Special Rapporteur’s visit to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) by organizing briefings with senior staff, as well as field visits to installations in which UNRWA was able to highlight some of the...