Press releases

  • 08 Sep 2018 - Geneva 08 September 2018 - Thank you very much and thank you all for coming. I can imagine it’s been quite a frustrating week for you. And I am sorry that was the case. And I am sorry for taking so long to come here. I will do as you say: give a few remarks and take some questions.
  • Photo by V. Martin 

    06 Sep 2018 - Geneva 6 September 2018 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen met with the Government of Yemen delegation, headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled al Yamani this morning. They discussed the expectations of these consultations and relevant issues to the peace process, in particular Confidence Building Measures.  
  • Photo by Violaine Martin

    05 Sep 2018 - Geneva, 5 september 2018 - Thank you very much for coming, I am sorry I am slightly late, it’s been a busy day.  I’ll make first a short statement and then, as Alessandra said, I am happy to answer some questions. 
  • 04 Sep 2018 - Amman 4 September 2018 - Since I assumed my role as Special Envoy in March this year, I have consistently affirmed that there will be no peace in Yemen if we do not listen to a broad cross-spectrum of Yemeni voices, including southern groups, and make sure that they are included in the efforts to reach a sustainable political settlement.
  • 30 Aug 2018 - Amman, 30 August 2018 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, conducted a consultative meeting with the President of the Southern Transitional Council, Aidarous Zubaidi and a number of the Council's leaders in the Jordanian capital,  Amman on 29 August 2018.
  • 20 Aug 2018 - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Yemen wishes the Yemeni people a blessed Eid al-Adha. May the values and lessons of this holiday, of giving, compassion and sacrifice, unite all Yemenis in their desire to achieve peace and prosperity throughout Yemen. Eid Mubarak.
  • OSESGY/ Ala'a Malhas

    09 Aug 2018 - Amman 09 August 2018 - I am deeply shocked by the appalling tragedy that claimed so many innocent lives today in Saada including children under the age of 15. My heart goes out to the parents of those who were killed. This should urge us all to exert more efforts to end the conflict through an inclusive intra-Yemeni dialogue.

    08 Aug 2018 - Amman, 8 August 2018 – The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, convened a consultative meeting of 22 public Yemeni figures and women activists, in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2018.
  • UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

    UN Special Envoy briefing the Security Council, 2 August 2018 @ UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe 

    02 Aug 2018 - Madam President, Members of this Council, We meet at an important time. It has been two years – two years - too long since the Yemeni people had the chance for a negotiated end to this war.  Today, therefore, as we meet we have the chance to weigh the opportunities for peace. And I hope to begin the difficult and uncertain journey away from war.  
  • OSESGY/Emmanuel Bargues

    04 Jul 2018 - Wednesday, 4 July 2018- Sana’a International Airport  I would like to thank my hosts in Sana’a for their warm reception over the last two days and during this critical time for Yemen. During this visit, I have held meetings with the leaders and representatives of Ansar Allah and the General People’s Congress.