The Mandate of UNRWA at Sixty

  title={The Mandate of UNRWA at Sixty},
  author={L. Bartholomeusz},
  journal={Refugee Survey Quarterly},
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA or “ the Agency” ) was established as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly in 1949 and commenced operations in 1950. The Agency’s mandate has evolved since its establishment in response to the sometimes dramatic developments in the political, operational, and financial context. After considering the meaning of the term “mandate” and how UNRWA’s mandate is derived, this article sets out the content of… Expand