On Monday, November 15, 2021, the UNRWA donor nations gather in Brussels to discuss UNRWA funding policies .

The time has come to ask consuls of UNRWA donors to condition contributions on sweeping UNRWA policy

changes

Six Policy Challenges, to Guide UNRWA Policy Reform

These are the consuls to approach: The more feedback they get, the better.

Germany – Christian Clages

info@ramallah.diplo.de

T: 02-2977630

F: 02-2984786

UK – Diane Corner

britain.jerusalem@fcdo.gov.uk

T: 02-5414100

F: 02-5414157

Japan, Masayuki Magoshi

repjapan@rm.mofa.go.jp

T: 02-2983370

F: 02-2983313

Norway, Tarunn Viste

repram@mfa.no

amb@mfa.no

T: 02-2358600

F: 02- 2358699

Denmark, Nathalia Feinberg

ramrkt@um.dk

T: 02-2415280

France, Rene Troccaz

cad.jerusalem-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

T: 02-6298500

F: 02-6298501

Netherlands, Kees van Baar

ram@minbuza.nl

T: 02-2406639

F: 02-2409638

Switzerland, Viktor Vavricka

ramallah@eda.admin.ch

T: 02- 2408360

F: 02-2408362

Austria, Astrid Wein

ramallah.office@dfat.gov.au

T: 02-2401477

F: 02-2400479

Canada, Robin Wettlaufer

rmlahg@international.gc.ca

T: 02-2978430

F: 02-2978447

Turkey, Ahmet Rıza Demirer,

consulate.jerusalem@mfa.gov.tr

T: 02-5910555

F: 02-5820214

Italy, Giuseppe Fedele

segreteria.gerusalemme@esteri.it

T: 02-5618966

F: 02-5618944

Spain, Ignacio Garcia-Valdecasas

cog.jerusalen@maec.es

T: 02-5350100

F: 02-5326731

Belgium, Danielle Haven

jerusalem@diplobel.fed.be

T: 02-5828263

F: 02- 5814063

Finland, Päivi Peltokoski

sanomat.ram@formin.fi

T: 02-2420340

F: 02-2420343

Ireland, Don Sexton

ramallahro@dfa.ie

T: 02-2949800

F: 02-2406816

Australia, Mark Bailey

ramallah.office@dfat.gov.au

T: 02-2425301

F: 02-2428290

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