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UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini in conversation with students

Tuesday 17 May 2022
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

On Tuesday 17 May, from 18:00 - 19:15 hrs, Leiden University will welcome UNRWA commissioner-general Philippe Lazzarini to its Campus in The Hague.
In this dialogue students of Leiden University are able to ask the commissioner-general pressing contemporary questions about the UNRWA human development and humanitarian services.

This event will be conducted in English and will be moderated by Bert Koenders, Professor Peace, Justice and Security.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini

Philippe Lazzarini has been serving as Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) since 2020.

Mr. Lazzarini joined the United Nations in 2003 and has served the organization in various capacities. The last post he held prior to his appointment as UNRWA CG was the position of Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon in the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL)

United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established as a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly on 8 December 1949 and is one of the largest United Nations programmes. Created as a temporary agency until a just and durable solution for Palestine refugees was achieved, the UNRWA mandate was set to expire in one year. Seventy years later, the Agency continues to provide essential services for the well-being, human development and protection of Palestine refugees, pending a just solution. 

UNRWA is unique among UN agencies in that it delivers services directly. These services include education, health care, relief and social services, microfinance, infrastructure and camp improvement, emergency assistance, and the protection of refugees’ rights under international law.  


Please register for this event via this form.

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