Press releases

  • 14 Jan 2021 -   Thank you very much Mr. President, and welcome to the new members of the council looking forward to our very close association in the months to come.  
  • UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

    13 Jan 2021 - Just to say that we, of course, continue to be extremely concerned about the potential impact of the US designation of the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization.  And that is the impact on the humanitarian situation in Yemen — particularly on the risk of famine.  Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 
  • OSESGY/Emmanuel Bargues

    07 Jan 2021 - 7 January 2021 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, concluded today a visit to Aden that included meetings with the Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Bin Mubarak, members of the Cabinet, and the Governor of Aden, Ahmed Hamid Lamlas. 
  • Photo Credit: Government of Yemen

    06 Jan 2021 - 6 January 2021 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths met earlier today with President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Mr. Griffiths congratulated President Hadi on the formation of the new Cabinet and condemned the horrific attack against the newly formed Government of Yemen, upon its arrival in Aden airport last week that aimed at undermining peace efforts. 
  • 05 Jan 2021 - Amman, 05 January 2021 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths will be visiting Riyadh and Aden in the next few days, to meet with the Yemeni President and the newly formed Cabinet.
  • 31 Dec 2020 - In a call with the Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Bin Mubarak, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, reiterated his unequivocal condemnation of the cowardly attack on the Yemeni cabinet upon the arrival of its members to Aden airport which killed and injured dozens of civilians. Mr. Griffiths offered his sincere condolences for all those who lost loved ones and expressed hope for a speedy recovery for all the injured.
  • 31 Dec 2020 - The Secretary-General condemns the deplorable attack on Aden airport shortly after the arrival of the newly formed Yemeni cabinet, which killed and wounded dozens of people. He extends his profound condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and Government of Yemen. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. 
  • 30 Dec 2020 - “I strongly condemn the attack at Aden airport upon the Cabinet's arrival and the killing and injury of many innocent civilians. My sincere condolences and solidarity to all who lost loved ones.
  • 18 Dec 2020 - 18 December 2020 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomes the positive developments in the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, including the formation of the new Cabinet. He congratulates President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, the parties to the Riyadh Agreement, all political parties and components that supported and contributed to this process and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for successfully negotiating it.
  • 14 Dec 2020 - Today marks the second anniversary of the Stockholm Agreement, a diplomatic breakthrough that offered a glimmer of hope that an end to the devastating conflict in Yemen was at hand. Unfortunately, far more needs to be done to achieve that common goal – and the profound suffering of the Yemeni people has persisted.