Official Statements

12 December 2016
On 10 December, in response to a tweet from the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister, UNRWA Spokesperson tweeted the following: “Israeli PMO Spox claims @UNRWA link 2 Gaza school allegedly used 2 train kids in weaponry. Claim is false. Not an UNRWA school; no link 2 us” We...
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”