11 Sep 2018 - Amman, 11 September 2018 Madam President,Thank you very much, Madam President and Let me first express my sympathies to you Madam President, your government and your people on this tragic day that we have all mourned for so long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Griffiths to CNN: There is an urgent need to de-escalate the conflict in Yemen
The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths stressed the importance of turning the calls for de-escalation in Yemen into action. Speaking to Becky Anderson, on CNN's Connect the World on Thursday, Griffiths mentioned that there is "a very strong desire to move from war to peace in Yemen", adding that the challenge now is to turn the calls for de-escalation into action. "What we now urgently need to do is to see what are the first steps that we can make on de-escalating this conflict to give some space for the political process." Griffiths clarified that while a ceasefire is not a pre-condition for resuming political consultations, "the urgent need now is to do something on the issue of downing the temperature of the war while we move towards talks." The Special Envoy confirmed that he is working on re-launching the political talks this month, adding that no firm date and venue have been decided yet.