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Luxembourg participates in the UNRWA Pledging Conference for 2011

Published Tuesday December 07 2010

Ambassador Sylvie Lucas reiterated Luxembourg's full support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, and commended it for its remarkable and indispensable service to Palestinian refugees. Ambassador Lucas highlighted the visit to Luxembourg on 8 December of General Commissioner Grandi, and announced that during this visit, an agreement would be signed under which Luxembourg undertakes to contribute an additional 1.5 million EUR in 2010 to the UNRWA health programme, bringing Luxembourg’s support for the Agency in 2010 to 4.25 million EUR, or 5,65 million $ US. For 2011, the Ambassador pledged a contribution at the same level as in 2010, i.e. 2.75 million EUR, towards the core budget of UNRWA.

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