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 awareness of the current challenges facing Palestine...
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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 select photographs from the UNRWA Film and Photo...
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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 Pierre Krähenbühl
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on Indian Standard Time
05 September 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaks to Siddharth Varadarajan of Rajya Sabha TV about the struggles and hopes of Palestine refugees and the challenges facing the UN Agency. Watch the interview
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08 September 2016
“I stand before you with an urgent and simple message: the necessity to keep alive hope and dignity for Palestine Refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled delegates at the 146th session of the Arab League’s Council of Ministries of Foreign Affairs
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01 September 2016
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, carried out his first official trip to India this week in order to build stronger relations between the Agency and India
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09 August 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria from 6 to 8 August, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and government officials
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium Didier Reynders during his visit to Brussels on 14 June 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Frederick Swinnen
15 June 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Belgium to express appreciation for the strength and quality of the partnership between the Kingdom and the Agency
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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
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