United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres believed that “the international community’s approach to UNRWA has for too long been marred by a mismatch of words and deeds. UNRWA is a safety net for the most vulnerable, a source of regional stability and a lifeline. A life of hope and opportunity for millions.

Meeting in Jordan and Sweden ahead of UNRWA’s mandate renewal this year, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, he stated that “UNRWA is still stuck in a financial impasse and the time has come to reconcile overwhelming support for the mandate with more sustainable funding.” and predictable activity of the agency”. He also called for “helping UNRWA help the Palestinian refugees. Let’s invest in peace, stability and hope.”

He noted that “the allies of the United Nations Palestine Refugee Agency are striving to turn political support into sustainable funding.”