Again a Swiss at the head of the Palestinian relief and works ernanntUNO-Secretary-General, António Guterres, appointed after a scandal to the leadership style of the UNRWA Philippe Lazzarini as the new President.step Philippe Lazzarini was previously Deputy special coordinator for the UN in Lebanon. Photo: Keystone

After a scandal and accusations of the leadership style in the Palestinian work of UNRWA aid to get the UN-organization with a new boss. Secretary-General, António Guterres, appointed to the Swiss Philippe Lazzarini the new UNRWA Commissioner-General. The UN spokesman Stepháne Dujarric said on Wednesday.

Lazzarini was since 2015, the Deputy special coordinator for the UN in Lebanon. The Swiss-Italian dual citizen Lazzarini follows Pierre Krähenbühl, who resigned last year after serious allegations against the management of the organization (United Nations Relief and Works Agency/UNRWA). Internal complaints had led to investigations because of mismanagement.

The Geneva Krähenbühl and his closest circle will need to use their Power for personal purposes and differing opinions within the organization under suppressed (read here the Interview with Pierre Krähenbühl, in which he takes a position on the allegations and his resignation).


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