26 Jun 2019 - Riyadh, 26 June 2019 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths met today in Riyadh with Yemeni Vice-President Ali Mohsen. The meeting discussed steps needed to move forward with the peace process in Yemen and reiterated the importance of achieving substantial and speedy progress in implementing the Stockholm Agreement.
10 Jun 2019 - The Members of the Security Council underlined their full support for Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (the Special Envoy), Martin Griffiths, and called on the parties to engage constructively and continuously with the Special Envoy. The members commended the efforts of the Special Envoy to support the parties to implement the Stockholm Agreement and to promote a political solution in Yemen.
04 Jun 2019 - Amman, 4 June 2019 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths extends his heartfelt greetings to the Yemeni people on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
“I wish to all Yemenis and their families Eid Mubarak. May this beautiful occasion of Eid bring peace, security and prosperity across Yemen" Mr. Griffiths said.
16 May 2019 - The Yemeni parties met from 14 to 16 May to discuss the implementation of the economic provisions of the Hudayda Agreement in Amman. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) with the presence of representatives of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Development Programme.
15 May 2019 - Thank you very much.
Thank you, Mr. President for giving me the opportunity to brief this Council.
Today, of course, I am very pleased to report to the Council on progress in the implementation of the Hudaydah agreement.
13 May 2019 - The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen will meet the Yemeni parties in Amman on Tuesday 14 May, to discuss implementation of the economic provisions of the Hudayda Agreement reached in Sweden in December 2018.
15 Apr 2019 - Thank you very much Mr. President,
And thank you for giving me this opportunity to brief the Council. It is almost exactly a year since I first had such a chance. And I said then, back in April of last year, that a political solution was available to resolve the conflict in Yemen. But I added that at any time war can take the chance of peace off the table. And I must say both these propositions hold as true today as they did a year ago.
09 Apr 2019 - Amman, 09 April 2019 - I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic deaths of civilians, the majority of whom were young female students attending school, in Saewan area in Sana’a, on 7 April.
2018 ‘terrifying’ for Yemenis but ultimately a ‘year for hope’, says UN Special Envoy
It has been a “terrifying” year for Yemenis but ultimately one of hope, as December talks in Sweden yielded a ceasefire around a key port city with the promise of further substantive consultations between the warring parties next month, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, told UN News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
Despite the “remarkable” recent progress, Yemen continues to suffer from a humanitarian crisis described by the UN as the worst in the world, together with fighting between Government and Houthi movement opposition forces across the country, said Martin Griffiths, who said “it’s still going to be a hard slog to make it work according to plan”.
Read the main highlights of the interview at UN News
Martin Griffiths: Track II efforts complement official negotiations, and lay the foundation for peace-building in Yemen
The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, stressed the importance of ongoing Track II efforts, as complementary to official negotiations in Yemen, indicating that it is crucial to work on peace-building in Yemen, in parallel to official diplomatic efforts, known as Track I, to end the war. He added that “the real work in Yemen starts the day after we reach a political deal. We should all work to prepare for that day.