Jordan to host fundraiser at UN

AMMAN

Sep 2, 2018-

Jordan will host a fundraiser at the United Nations headquarters in New York this month to keep the agency for Palestinian refugees afloat, the kingdom’s top diplomat.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the meeting, set for September 27 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, “aims to provide financial and political support to UNRWA”.

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees has been struggling to balance its books since the United States announced in January it was cutting its annual funding by $300 million.

The Jordanian foreign minister said the New York event aims to “close the gap and put in place a plan that will ensure UNRWA’s continued, ongoing funding for the coming years”, Safadi said.

Published: 02-09-2018 09:21

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