Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

NNA – A press conference will be held on 20June 2023 at 12:30 -13:30 PM on the sides of the bi-annual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting, in the presence of UNRWA Commissioner General, Philippe Lazzarini, Chairperson of Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee, Dr. Bassel El Hassan.nbsp;

The press conference will take place at the Movenpick Hotel- Le Pavillon Meeting room 7th floor (General De Gaulle Avenue, Rawsheh, Beirut).nbsp;

The press conference will provide an update on the challenges and needs of Palestine Refugees across the Agencyrsquo;s five areas of operation and the latest on the UNRWA financial crisis.nbsp;

The Commissioner General and Chairperson of LPDC will be available for Qamp;As at the press conference.nbsp;

The Advisory Commission (AdCom) was created by UN Resolution 302 (IV) on 8 December 1949. It is tasked with advising and assisting the Commissioner-General of UNRWA in carrying out the Agencyrsquo;s mandate. The AdCom meets twice a year, usually in June and November. Lebanon is the current chair of the Advisory Commission, and the United Kingdom is the Vice-Chair.

UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The United Nations General Assembly established UNRWA in 1949 with a mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to registered Palestine refugees in the Agencyrsquo;s area of operations pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. UNRWA operates in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.nbsp; Tens of thousands of Palestine refugees who lost their homes and livelihoods due to the 1948 conflict continue to be displaced and in need of support, nearly 75 years on. UNRWA helps Palestine Refugees achieve their full potential in human development through quality services it provides in education, health care, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.nbsp;

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