Links

BP 1 – An Agency in Evolution:

A collection of all United Nations General Assembly Resolutions concerning the Middle East: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/un-general-assembly-resolutions-on-israel-middle-east

UNRWA General Fund Programme Budget 2020-2021: https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/2020-2021_programme_budget_blue_book.pdf

United Nations Voting Records: https://www.un.org/en/ga/documents/voting.asp

UNRWA Strategy & Policy: https://www.unrwa.org/resources/strategy-policy

UNRWA Donor Charts: https://www.unrwa.org/how-you-can-help/government-partners/funding-trends/donor-charts

BP 2 – The US and UNRWA

UNRWA’s Annual Donors and Funding Breakdowns: https://www.unrwa.org/how-you-can-help/government-partners/funding-trends/donor-charts

US-UNRWA Cooperation Frameworks 2009-2017: https://2009-2017.state.gov/j/prm/releases/frameworknew/index.htm

Bocco R, “UNRWA and the Palestinian refugees: A history within a history.” Refugee Survey Quarterly 28, No. 2 & 3 (2009): 229-252, https://doi.org/10.1093/rsq/hdq001

Bartholomeusz L, “The Mandate of UNRWA at Sixty.” Refugee Survey Quarterly 28, No. 2 & 3 (2009): 452-474, https://www.unrwa.org/userfiles/201006109246.pdf

BP 3 – UNRWA and WHO

World Health Assembly 73rd session: https://apps.who.int/gb/e/e_wha73.html

WHO Basic Documents: https://apps.who.int/gb/bd/

WHO Corporate Brochure: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/documents/about-us/global-guardian-of-public-health.pdf?sfvrsn=f59a271_2

UNRWA Who We Are: https://www.unrwa.org/who-we-are

UNRWA General Fund Programme Budget 2020-2021: https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/20202021_programme_budget_blue_book.pdf

BP 4 – Comparing UNRWA to INGOs

World Vision information bank: https://www.worldvision.org.uk/our-work/reports-papers-and-briefings/

Save the Children Reports: https://www.savethechildren.net/research-reports

Oxfam Annual reports: https://www.oxfam.org/en/what-we-do/about/our-finances-and-accountability/annual-reports-and-financial-statements

UNRWA Reports: https://www.unrwa.org/resources

BP 5 – Criticisms 1 – UNRWA Perpetuates the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies: https://besacenter.org/?s=UNRWA#.YGiTTehKjIV.

Middle East Quarterly: https://www.meforum.org/middle-east-quarterly/.

BP 6 – Criticisms 2 – UNRWA the Pacifier?

Brown, N. J. , Time to Rethink, But Not Abandon, International Aid to Palestinians. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. (2018): https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/12/17/time-to-rethink-but-not-abandon-international-aid-to-palestinians-pub-77985

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. “The Changing Faces of UNRWA: From the Global to the Local.” Journal of Humanitarian Affairs 1, No. 1 (2019): 28-41, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332237242_The_Changing_Faces_of_UNRWA

Harawi, Y., “Do not Punish Palestinian Refugees for UNRWA Dysfunction.” Al Jazeera, 1st August 2019, https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2019/8/1/do-not-punish-palestinian-refugees-for-unrwa-dysfunction/.

International Crisis Group, “Bringing Back the Palestinian Refugee Question.” Crisis Group Middle East Report, No.156 (9th October 2014), https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/eastern-mediterranean/israelpalestine/bringing-back-palestinian-refugee-question

BP 7 – UNRWA and the Arab Gulf States

UNRWA’s Annual Donors and Funding Breakdowns: https://www.unrwa.org/how-you-can-help/government-partners/funding-trends/donor-charts

Lamis El-Sharqawy, ‘The Gulf Reconsiders UNRWA’, Ahram Online, 9th February 2021, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/402736/AlAhram-Weekly/World/The-Gulf-reconsiders-UNRWA.aspx

Reuters Staff, ‘UAE halts funding to UN Palestinian Agency in ‘reset’ of aid programme’, Reuters, February 8th 2021, https://www.reuters.com/article/emirates-palestinians-aid-int-idUSKBN2A81W8

BP 8 – UNRWA as a Small-Sized State: Comparison with Lesotho and Eritrea

World Bank data on Eritrea and Lesotho: https://data.worldbank.org/?locations=ER-LS 

For data on demography: https://population.un.org/wpp/

IMF report on selected economic data for Eritrea and Lesotho: Report for Selected Countries and Subjects (imf.org)

Lesotho Bureau of Statistics reports: BOS Publications

2020/21 Mid-Term Budget Review from the parliament of Lesotho: 2020/21 MID-TERM BUDGET REVIEW (www.gov.ls)

 

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