Official Statements

07 December 2016
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson Christopher Gunness UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee camp in Lebanon, on 5 December 2016. Armed violence, including the use of firearms, shocked and frightened Palestine...
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”
14 November 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the killing of one of its staff members, Mr. Husein Ali Muhsen, 52, and calls on all those involved in the hostilities to abide by their obligations under international law with regard to the conduct of hostilities and the protection of civilians