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During his three-day mission to Germany, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) met with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right), and several other high-level officials. Photo Courtesy of the German Federal Foreign Office
20 October 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Munich and Berlin on 17, 18 and 19 October for a series of high-level meetings aimed at further strengthening the strategic UNRWA-Germany partnership and increasing awareness of the Agency’s work
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl with the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Witold Waszczykowski. Photo courtesy of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
27 January 2017
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl conducted his first visit to Poland, where he met with senior members of the Polish Government and attended the opening of the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive traveling exhibition, 'The Long Journey'
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Courtesy of the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs
24 January 2017
“The world should not forget some 560,000 Palestine refugees from whose lives have been impacted by the deepening conflict in Syria,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is to tell an international conference on the Syria crisis held in Helsinki
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12 December 2016
The Government of India has contributed US$ 1.25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to support the Agency’s core programmes and services, including education, health care, and relief and social services. The contribution, which represents a 25 per cent...
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General view of the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly for the announcement of voluntary contributions to UNRWA. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
07 December 2016
“The absence of a political horizon, often coupled with the absence of a personal horizon for Palestine refugee youth, is creating conditions that I am unable to reconcile with dignity and security of anyone in the region,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly...
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Michelle Hamers
25 November 2016
UNRWA joins efforts of the rest of the United Nations and the world in affirming that the ultimate goal to eliminate violence against women and girls is possible
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) addresses the UNRWA Advisory Commission second bi-annual meeting held in Amman. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Michelle Hamers
15 November 2016
Addressing the host governments and donor states’ representatives assembled for the second bi-annual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting for 2016 held in Amman, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stresses the need to “put UNRWA on a more stable financial footing”
Official Statements
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) speaking at UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
03 November 2016
About half of the refugees registered with UNRWA are below the age of 25 but their political and personal horizons are essentially closed, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee)
Official Statements
During the mission to South Korea, the UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) met with several senior officials at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Choi Jong-moon (third from left). © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Leslie Yun
02 November 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited the Republic of Korea on 27 and 28 October to explore potential opportunities for deeper engagement with South Korea and raise greater awareness about the situation of Palestine refugees in the Middle East
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) meets with the Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nobuo Kishi (right), during his mission to Japan. Photo Courtesy of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
28 October 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a three-day mission to Japan in recognition of the long-standing partnership between UNRWA and Japan and to draw attention to the current situation of Palestine refugees
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