The United Nations Correspondents Association held a press conference on Friday, February 9th in the UNCA meeting room with UNRWA’s Director of Operations in the West Bank, Scott Anderson, and the Director of UNRWA’s Representative Office in New York, Peter Mulrean who discussed how the US funding freeze is affecting day to day operations on the ground for
UNRWA’s beneficiaries in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Scott Anderson is UNRWA’s Director of Operations in the West Bank, and has served in this role since May 2016. He directs UNRWA’s West Bank programs, operations, and resources including managing the agency’s education system, health clinics, relief and social services, and microfinance initiatives for a population of more than 750,000 registered Palestine refugees. Prior to his current position, Anderson served as deputy director of operations for UNRWA in the Gaza Strip. He has experience working with the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) as the deputy head of office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Anderson honorably served for 21 years in the U.S. Army, where he retired at the rank of Major. Anderson holds a B.A. in Management from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as an MBA specializing in Human Resource Management from Touro University International.
Peter Mulrean joined UNRWA’s Representative Office in New York as its Director in September 2017. This follows a career of nearly 30 years as a U.S. diplomat. Until February 2017, he was U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, leading a 1,300-person embassy focused on promoting Haitian governance, economic development, public health and law enforcement. Prior to that, Mulrean was U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Throughout his diplomatic career, Mulrean focused on crafting assistance programs to support foreign policy priorities, starting in the early 1990’s with assistance to Central and Eastern Europe. He also was regional director of a program supporting reform in the Middle East, and coordinated local governance and development programs across Afghanistan. Mulrean holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University.
Join us on Wed 22 Sept in "Diplomatic Avenue" @AlArabiya at 12:03 EST for a 22 minutes exclusive LIVE interview w/ Iraq Foreign Minster @FouadHussein1 on the margins of #UNGA76 We will discuss with Iraq's 1st diplomat many pressing & sensitive issues that effect the Iraqi nation twitter.com/TalalAlhaj/sta…
إنضموا الينا اليوم في الشارع الديبلوماسي @AlArabiya الساعة 19:03 مساء بتوقيت #العراق و #السعودية، لمتابعة لقاء حصري مطول ومباشر مع وزير خارجية #العراق د. فؤاد حسين على هامش أعمال الجمعية العامة #UNGA76. وسنثير معه وبالدرجة الاولى قضايا تتعلق بالسياسة الخارجية للعراق، وملفات أخرى! pic.twitter.com/NAPv8sSgDD— Talal Al-Haj (@TalalAlhaj) September 22, 2021
On Sep 15, Secretary-General received communication from the Afghan mission to UN signed by Permanent Representative Ghulam Isaczai. The 2 communications have been sent to the Credentials Committee which will decide who sits at Afghanistan's seat at the United Nations. @PTI_News twitter.com/Yoshita_Singh/…
The Taliban letter dated Sep 20 is signed by Ameer Khan Muttaqi as Minister of Foreign Affairs. It says mission of the Permanent Representative is considered over & a new Permanent Representative, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, is nominated. @PTI_News https://t.co/WhXGyuuVxi— Yoshita Singh योषिता सिंह (@Yoshita_Singh) September 22, 2021
The Taliban letter dated Sep 20 is signed by Ameer Khan Muttaqi as Minister of Foreign Affairs. It says mission of the Permanent Representative is considered over & a new Permanent Representative, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, is nominated. @PTI_News twitter.com/Yoshita_Singh/…
#BREAKING: The Taliban have written to @UN Secretary General @antonioguterres asking to participate in the high-level 76th session of the UN General Assembly & have nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's new envoy at the United Nations. @PTI_News— Yoshita Singh योषिता सिंह (@Yoshita_Singh) September 21, 2021
#UN Secretary General @antonioguterres welcomes the announcement made by #China’s President Xi:“Accelerating the global phase out of #coal is the single most important step to keep the 1.5-degree goal of the ParisAgreement within reach” #UNGA76 twitter.com/karlmathiesen/…
BREAK: Xi Jinping says China will stop building coal plants overseas. This almost completely ends the international finance of coal in a single sentence.— Karl Mathiesen (@KarlMathiesen) September 21, 2021