**Questions and Answers

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Question:  Okay.  On the 26th, there is a ministerial meeting for UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees].  Would the SG be attending this meeting, and would he speak?

Spokesman:  Yes.  The Secretary‑General will speak.  I mean, the Secretary‑General has been a tremendous advocate for UNRWA, for the work that UNRWA does every day in the various areas in which it operates.  He is a strong believer that UNRWA is a force for stability in a region that is perhaps not as stable as we would like it to be to — for a slight understatement.

Question:  And Pierre Krahenbuhl, the Commissioner General?

Spokesman:  I don’t know, but I know the Secretary‑General will be there to represent the United Nations and to show his personal commitment to UNRWA and his call for Member States to support UNRWA’s work with the financial resources that it needs to make sure that clinics stay open and that children can go to school and learn.

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