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International law and the Middle East, a UNRWA perspective

Peter Hansen, UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), will give a public lecture on the UNRWA's Operational Environment and the Role of International Law, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 28 April.

He will focus on the on the UNRWA's operational environment and the role of international law, and discuss how the principles of international law must be followed to obtain justice in the Middle East and the end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The UNRWA was established in 1948 following the Arab Israeli Conflict. It's purpose is to provide basic services to the registered Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.

Peter Hansen is commissioner general of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East. He joined the United Nations in 1978 as assistant secretary-general for programme planning and coordination. Between 1985 and 1992 he served as assistant secretary-general and executive director of the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations. He was executive director of the Commission on Global Governance, Geneva, 1992-1994. In 1994 he took over the post of undersecretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief coordinator.

Professor Christopher Greenwood, LSE, will chair this event.

UNRWA's Operational Environment and the Role of International Law is on Wednesday 28 April at 7pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all but a ticket is required.

Ends

  • Members of the public: tickets will be available from Monday 19 April. To request a ticket online, click here, or call Events on 020 7955 6100.
  • Members of the press: to request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk 

Notes:

This event is co-organised by the UN Association and the International Relations Committee of the Bar Council.

For more information on the UNRWA, visit http://www.un.org/unrwa/|

19 April 2004

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