Event Date: February 07, 2018
UNRWA’s role in providing stability in the Middle East
The Middle East Institute (MEI) hosts UNRWA’s West Bank director, U.S. Army Maj. (ret.) Scott Anderson, and the director of UNRWA’s Representative office in Washington, Elizabeth Campbell, to discuss UNRWA’s role in the region and its global funding push. MEI’s director for Gulf studies and government relations, Amb. (ret.) Gerald Feierstein, will moderate the discussion.
For more information and to register please visit MEI’s event page.
Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, UNRWA was established by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950. In the absence of a solution to the Palestine refugee problem, the General Assembly has repeatedly renewed UNRWA’s mandate. Visit UNRWA’s website for more on the Agency and it’s work.