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UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Support this Nomination Support Palestinian Refugees The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy-MIFTAH has successfully completed the formal procedures for the nomination of UNRWA for the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize. This timely initiative aims to draw international public attention not only to the ongoing importance of this UN Agency, the main provider of vital services to Palestinian refugees in the Middle East over the past fifty years, but also to the right and need of Palestinian refugees to international assistance and protection, including a durable solution based on UN Resolution 194 (right of return).

"In recognition of UNRWA's humanitarian services to the Palestinian refugees and its committed efforts for the building of a just peace in the region, MIFTAH urges you to mobilize resources for this nomination. At this crucial time of permanent status talks where refugees occupy a priority on the agenda of negotiations, this campaign aims at highlighting the question of refugees and the significant role of UNRWA."

BADIL Resource Center welcomes the UNRWA nomination that comes at a time when UNRWA is once again facing a deficit in its annual budget. In a visit to Kuwait, Peter Hansen, Commissioner General of UNRWA stated that the Agency needed an additional 30-40 million dollars by October in order to prevent further austerity measures. Speaking at the annual donor's meeting in Amman, Jordan in May, Hansen told donors that UNRWA "hope[d] that the quality of services will not be harmed and remain untouched. Full Length Porn Movies