Co-Chairs’ Statement - International Ministerial Conference in Support of UNRWA

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Foreign Ministers Ann Linde of Sweden and Ayman Safadi of Jordan co-chaired the International Ministerial Conference in support of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) that took place in Brussels on 16 November 2021.

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The conference brought together representatives of over 50 UN member states, international and regional organisations as well as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini, several UN agencies and other institutions, both in-person and virtually. The participants pledged political and financial support for a modernised UNRWA fit for its times and for taking steps towards a sufficient, predictable and sustainable funding of the Agency.