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UNRWA Want Ad - The Economist - July 7-13 issue

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Submitted by David Koral (United States), Jul 10, 2012 at 23:06

In the past two issues of The Economist there have been postings for vacancies in UNRWA. The opening paragraph reads as follows (emphasis added):

UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 5 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic. UNRWA is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading strong and healthy lives. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. Most of these staff are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities - as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.

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So they're unabashed about their exaggerated numbers and bloated staff. While the ad concludes with "UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women," they stopped short of describing themselves as equal-opportunity employers.


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