Comment by the Information and Press Department on the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:01

The Russian Federation has consistently attached particular importance to the activities of the UNRWA and highly values its contribution to alleviating the position of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank of the Jordan River, Jordan, Libya and Syria. Over several years the UNRWA has managed to pursue a well-balanced and unbiased approach, and despite external pressure, has avoided politicising its efforts and has generally implemented its vast mandate efficiently under extremely sensitive conditions.

Our financial aid, in the form of voluntary contributions to its budget -- $10 million during 2017-2021, also attests to the recognition of the UNRWA’s important role.

Russia’s assessments of the UNRWA’s performance are shared by the overwhelming majority of the international community. On December 7, 2017 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/72/82 in support of it. The resolution was backed by 162 states with merely six voting against it. The resolution reaffirms, in particular, the need for the continuation of the UNWRA’s work until a fair solution to the Palestinian refugee issue is guaranteed.

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