On November 12, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the Fourth Committee deliberations of the Seventy-third Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Agenda Item 54, dedicated to the "United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East" (UNRWA).
In his remarks, Archbishop Auza commended the organization for providing essential support for approximately 5.6 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East, including housing, education, healthcare and employment. He said that a fully functional UNRWA is the best means to prevent the situation in the region from worsening, but he noted that UNRWA faces its largest budgetary deficit ever due to a shortage of funds. He reiterated the Holy See's support for a two-State solution in the region and called for political and humanitarian support to defend and advance the rights of Palestine refugees
The statement can be found here.