UN Series: A discussion with Matthias Burchard, Director of UNRWA Representative Office to the EU

Date(s) - 24/06/2019
19:00 - 21:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


YPFP is delighted to invite you to its next UN Series Event with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In Brussels, UNRWA partners with the institutions of the European Union to support the human development as well as the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees. Therefore, UNRWA, together with the EU, promotes stability in the Middle East and works as a reliable partner by providing relevant services to more than 5 million Palestine refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, and Gaza.

During this event, UNRWA’s Director in Brussels, Mr. Matthias Burchard, will discuss UNRWA’s activities with the EU institutions and how the current international context has impacted the work of the agency over the last few years.


  • Matthias Burchard, Director of UNRWA Representative Office to the European Union in Brussels

Mr. Matthias Burchard joined UNRWA in 2003 as the Director of the UNRWA Representative Office in Geneva. Since 2007, he established its Representative Office in Brussels, where he has been residing since 2008. Before that, he worked inter alia with the European Commission External Relations Near East Department, Brussels, followed by a transfer to East-Jerusalem in early 1994 to assist the set-up of EU operations in West Bank and Gaza, followed by nearly six years as Adviser to the EU Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process.

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