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high commissioner

1. the senior diplomatic representative sent by one Commonwealth country to another instead of an ambassador
2. the head of an international commission
3. the chief officer in a colony or other dependency
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The Commissioner-General reassured refugees that UNRWA's mandate is firmly protected in the UN General Assembly.
The Commissioner-General will also visit displaced people presently accommodated in a government school building in Tadamoun.
During the meeting, held at Husseiniyeh Palace, the King said he appreciated the remarkable efforts and contributions Grandi had made during his tenure as UNRWA commissioner-general in Jordan, noting the agency's key role in providing assistance and relief for refugees.
Evaristus Shikongo was appointed commissioner-general of NCS by the first Namibian president.
Present were a Chinese Foreign Ministry and Bahrain delegation that included Bahrain's Ambassador to China Bebe Al Alawi, Bahrain pavilion general commissioner Huda Al Alawi, Bahrain pavilion director Hisham Al Sakin and deputy commissioner-general Samia Al Jowder.
The keynote address will be given by Filippo Grandi, UNRWA's Commissioner-General.
Summary: NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia will head the consultative committee of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) from July to be the first Arab country to occupy that position, a statement issued by UNRWA's Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi said.
AMMAN (Star)AuThe new Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, reassured during a press conference on Tuesday that the agency will keep on calling for more donations and financial aids.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen Abu Zayd said in Warsaw that Israel had indicated it would pay compensation for where U.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd said Israel indicated it would pay compensation for where UN buildings had been destroyed.
Karen Koning Abu Zeid, UNRWA commissioner-general, said: "The international body appreciates the noble initiatives, which considerably curbed suffering of the Palestinians.
New Zealand's Commissioner-General at the expo, Phillip Gibson, says the pavilion received about 20 percent of the total visitors to the expo.

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