9 AUGUST 2021
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
Questions and Answers
Question: Steph, two questions. First of all, the organization UN Watch issued a report on UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), detailing a lot of incitements and some shenanigans. Two questions on that. First of all, I’ve seen UNRWA referring to the report. I haven’t seen anything from the Secretary-General. Specifically, should there be… since the report is so detailed, should there be a outside… an investigation outside of UNRWA into the allegations?
Spokesman: Look, I don’t have any further information. We fully support our UNRWA colleagues.
For information media. Not an official record.
Document Sources: Human Rights Watch, Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Subject: Assistance, Education and culture, Public information, Refugees and displaced persons
Publication Date: 09/08/2021