Official Statements

Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis
04 December 2014
In 2008, then Deputy Commissioner-General, Filippo Grandi, presciently said to this audience: “The social, humanitarian and potentially political repercussions in this already volatile region do not need to be spelled out … New financial pressures come at a precarious time.” I don’t think he, or any of us, could have...
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Statement by Pierre Krähenbühl Commissioner-General of UNRWA on the occasion of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
25 November 2014
As we mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is desperately needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope in this most unstable region can only be...
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UNRWA Archives
21 November 2014
Twenty-five years ago today world leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most complete statement in history of humanity’s aspiration to give children universal rights protection to achieve their full potential. This noble document outlined the steps that we should all take to allow the youngest...
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UNRWA Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014
17 November 2014
At the biannual Advisory Commission meeting, UNRWA Commissioner-General describes the situation of Palestine refugee communities as unsustainable.
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UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
06 November 2014
Statement by Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (the Special Political and Decolonization Committee), New York, 4 November 2014 Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, I am greatly honoured to present my first annual report as Commissioner...
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