Smiles on their faces and eager to learn, check out these photos of students on their first day back at school after the holidays.
More than 500,000 Palestinian children returned to school this week, despite a funding crisis that threatens the future of their education.
Around the world, millions of other children have also been going back to their classes over the past few weeks.
Tel Aviv/ Gaza - On the International Day of Disappeared, the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Israel and the Occupied Territories highlights that four years after the 2014 conflict in Gaza, families of the missing Israelis and Palestinians continue to live the nightmare of not knowing what happened to their loved ones.
FAO is further developing a monitoring, early-warning and risk-mapping system to help farmers manage an invasive species in Africa, and roll out solar energy projects for farmers in Gaza, as part of innovative projects awarded funding by the Government of Belgium.
University of Birmingham
12 June 2017
The UNRWA Deputy Director for Education, Nilse Ryman, participated in a consultation meeting with a small group of experts last week to develop a technical guidance document that will support education policymakers in reinforcing education to prevent violent extremism. This work is being undertaken in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (A/70/674 of 24 December 2015).
Brussels, 23 November 2015
The EU provides additional €10 million in support to UNRWA to keep schools open and to maintain core services for Palestinian refugees. Furthermore, Austria and Portugal provide €1.525 million through PEGASE in support to vulnerable Palestinian families.
75th Meeting (AM ) GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Resolution on Assistance to Palestinian People Adopted without Vote
Summary: 16 June 2014, Luxembourg - Council of the European Union AGRICULTURE and FISHERIES Council meeting conclusions on EU financial support to the Palestinian Authority, 16 and 17 June 2014
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
The Council welcomes the report of the Court of Auditors No.14/2013 published on 11 December 2013 on EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority through the PEGASE mechanism, which it has thoroughly studied.
This year marked the 65th anniversary of the Palestinian Diaspora in which more than 800,000 Palestinians were forced to flee their homes. In light of this anniversary, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) revealed that of the 11.6 million Palestinians worldwide, at least more than half (45.7%) are refugees, though the figure is estimated to be much higher, as 5.3 million are currently registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Palestine (UNWRA) yet many remain unregistered and undocumented.
Sixty-sixth General Assembly
23rd & 24th Meetings (AM & PM)
Development Role of Information and Communications Technology Also Discussed
Sixty-sixth General Assembly
25th & 26th Meetings (AM & PM)
Also Hears from Experts on Human Rights While Countering Terrorism,
Religious Freedom, Foreign Debt, Extrajudicial Executions, Internally Displaced