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UNITED
NATIONS

ST/SGB/UNRWA
7 December 1995

UNITED NATIONS

SECRETARIAT










O R G A N I Z A T I O N M A N U A L












Functions and organization of the

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR
PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST



SECRETARY-GENERAL'S BULLETIN



95-39345 (E) 131295

ST/SGB/Organization
Section: UNRWA
7 December 1995
SECRETARY-GENERAL'S BULLETIN


To: Members of the staff
Subject: UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY
FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST


1. The present bulletin describes the current functions and organization of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

2. Document ST/SGB/Organization, section Y, of June 1977 is hereby superseded.


Boutros BOUTROS-GHALI
Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR
PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

An overview


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established by General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1948, thus succeeding the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees, which had been established by General Assembly resolution 212 (III) of 19 November 1948.

Mandate

The main functions of the secretariat of UNRWA are as follows:
Main organizational elements

Commissioner-General

UNRWA is headed by a Commissioner-General who is the chief executive officer of the Agency responsible to the General Assembly for the planning and implementation of the Agency's programmes. The Commissioner-General maintains close contacts with member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, specialized agencies and other bodies of the United Nations system in order to ensure the provision of the required assistance to the Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank (including the self-ruled Jericho area) and the Gaza Strip.

In pursuance of these objectives, the Commissioner-General:

Establishes general policy guidelines and priorities for the work of the Agency;

Establishes fund-raising strategies and maintains liaison with donors and potential donors to Agency funds;

Oversees and directs the activities and operations of various organizational entities at Headquarters and in the field responsible for the delivery of services to the refugees;

Plans and coordinates the interaction between Headquarters and the field offices in respect of the Agency's programmes of assistance and support services;

Deals with the local and international press and other public sources, and provides briefing, information material, posters and films on Palestine refugees.

Other organizational elements

The Agency provides health, education, relief, social and support services programmes through its various organizational entities at Headquarters and its five field offices as shown in the attached organization chart.


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS
AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST




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| COMMISSIONER-GENERAL |
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| DEPUTY |
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| NEW YORK | | |___________________|
| LIAISON |___________ |
| OFFICE | |
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| HQ COORDINATOR | | PROGRAMME | | COORDINATOR | | | | | | |
| OF OPERATIONS | | PLANNING AND | | UNRWA HQ | | EXTERNAL | PUBLIC | | INFORMATION |
| WESTBANK & GAZA | | EVALUATION | | (AMMAN) | | RELATIONS | | INFORMATION | | SYSTEM | |___________________ | |_____________________ | |________________ | | _______________| |____________ | |______________ |
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| ADMINISTRATION | | | | | | | RELIEF | | | | |
| AND HUMAN | | FINANCE | | LEGAL | | | & SOCIAL | | EDUCATION | | HEALTH |
| RESOURCES | | | | | | | SERVICES | | | | |
|____________________| |_______________ | |______________| | |____________ | |____________ | |____________ |
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| JORDAN | | LEBANON | | SYRIA | | WEST BANK | | GAZA STRIP |
|________________ | |_______________ | |________________ | |________________ | |_________________ |





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