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UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), speaking at a commemorative event marking the 65th anniversary of UNRWA in 2015; UN Photo 633119

UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

  • Established by A/RES/302 (IV) of 8 Dec. 1949
  • Annual report
  • Commissioners-General
    • 2013- : Pierre Krähenbühl (Switzerland)
      • Press release SG/A/1444-BIO/4551-PAL/2167 [2013]
    • 2010-2013: Filippo Grandi (Italy)
      • Press release SG/A/1215-BIO/4161 [2010]
    • 2005-2010: Karen AbuZayd (United States)
      • Press release SG/A/929-BIO/3667-PAL/2026 [2005]
    • 1996-2005: Peter Hansen (Denmark)
      • Press release SG/A/617-PAL/1827 [1996], Press release BIO/3000-PAL/1828 [1996]
    • 1991-1996: Ilter Turkmen (Turkey)
      • Press release SG/A/448-BIO/2535-PAL/1749 [1991]
    • 1985-1991: Giorgio Giacomelli (Italy)
      • Press release SG/A/338-BIO/2108 [1985]
    • 1979-1985: Olof Rydbeck (Sweden)
      • Press release BIO/1605-SG/A/229-PAL/1435 [1979]
    • 1977-1979: Thomas W. McElhiney (United States of America)
      • Press release BIO/1363-SG/A/186-PAL/1390 [1977]
    • 1971-1977: John Shaw Rennie (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
      • Press release SG/A/102-PAL/1206-BIO/844 [1971]
    • 1964-1971: Laurence Michelmore (United States of America)
    • 1959-1963: John H. Davis (United States of America)
    • 1958: Leslie J. Carver (acting) (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
    • 1954-1958: Henry R. Labouisse (United States of America)
    • 1951-1953: John B. Blandford (United States of America)
    • 1950-1951: Howard Kennedy (Canada)