United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

  • КатегорияFunds and Programmes

  • HQ locationVienna

  • Date established1 May 1950

  • Resolution4/302 (1949)

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The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established by the General Assembly (GA res. 302 (IV)) on 8 December 1949, following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, 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 situation, the General Assembly has repeatedly renewed UNRWA's mandate, most recently extending it until 30 June 2014.