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...
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...
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
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”
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...
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
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
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl (left) met with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström (right), and several other senior officials during his two-day mission to Sweden. Photo Courtesy of Emelie Borg
21 October 2016
On 21 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a two-day visit to Stockholm, during which he met with senior government officials, parliamentarians, and researchers to highlight the long-standing partnership between Sweden and UNRWA and raise...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (right) attended the opening of ‘The Long Journey’ exhibition at The Hague with the Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen (centre), and the Mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen (left), during his two-day mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands this week. Photo courtesy of Dirk-Jan Visser
05 October 2016
On 4 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, concluded a two-day mission to the Netherlands, during which he met with several high-level Dutch officials and parliamentarians and attended the opening event of ‘The Long Journey’, a travelling exhibition of...
Originally from Darayya, on the outskirts of Damascus, Haytham Matar is one of the many refugees who left their homes when the shelling became too dangerous in 2012. He and his family sought refuge in Khan Eshieh camp. His case illustrates the situation of internally displaced youth whose education has been disrupted as a result of the conflict in Syria. In spite of these dramatic circumstances, he holds onto his hope for the future and his dream of becoming a surgeon. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
19 September 2016
“The world needs to care because the situation of Palestine refugees has never been as critical since 1948 and 1967, because the lack of political horizon and personal opportunities is draining them of their hope, creativity and resolve,” says UNRWA Commissioner-General...