The United Nations General Assembly has decided, by Resolution 69/86, to admit Brazil as a member of the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Brazil was already participating in the recent meetings of the Advisory Comission as a guest.
The Advisory Comission is the highest-level intergovernmental body of the UNRWA that deliberates on key goals and strategies of the Agency.
By welcoming the decision of the General Assembly, Brazil reiterates its intention to continuing to contribute to international assistance to Palestine refugees, as part of its efforts to promote peace in the Middle East.
The UNRWA Advisory Comission consists of 27 Members: Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kwait, Lebanon, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria and Turkey. Palestine, the European Union and the League of Arab States are observers.