Press releases


    11 Mar 2022 - Amman, 11 March 2022 – The first week of bilateral consultations with various Yemeni stakeholders concluded yesterday, 10 March.

    07 Mar 2022 - Amman, 7 March 2022 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, started a series of consultations today, Monday, in Amman, Jordan. Bilateral meetings with leaders from the General People’s Congress party and delegations from Islah, the Yemeni Socialist Party and Nasserist Unionist People’s Organization will take place the first week.
  • 02 Mar 2022 - 2 March 2022 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, met yesterday with Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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    19 Feb 2022 - Amman, 19 February 2022 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded yesterday a visit to New York and Washington DC. Mr. Grundberg met with members of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General to update them on his efforts for de-escalation and starting a multi-track political process. In Washington DC, Mr.
  • UN Photo/Evan Schneider

    15 Feb 2022 - Good evening, everyone,
  • UN Photo/Loey Felipe

    15 Feb 2022 - Thank you Mr. President, Mr. President, the continued military escalation of the conflict in Yemen has escaped no-one. I am here today to discuss these worrying developments and to share with you my efforts and to try and reverse this trajectory and initiate a long-delayed political process. 
  • 25 Jan 2022 - Amman/Sana’a, 25 January 2021– We are alarmed by the escalating spiral of violence in Yemen that continues to harm civilians and is spilling over its borders. January will almost certainly be a record-shattering month for civilian casualties in Yemen.
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    21 Jan 2022 - The Secretary-General condemns the airstrikes launched earlier today by the Saudi-led Coalition against a detention center in Saada city.  Initial reports indicate at least 60 deaths and over 100 injured among the inmates. Further airstrikes have been reported elsewhere in Yemen, also with reports of deaths and injuries among civilians, including children.
  • 20 Jan 2022 - Amman, 20 January 2022 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded a visit to Riyadh today. He met with the Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Nayef Al Hajraf, as well as other Saudi officials and Yemeni interlocutors. Special Envoy Grundberg also had indepth discussions with the P5. 
  • @UN Photo/Mark Garten

    18 Jan 2022 - Dear correspondents,  In response to questions about Yemen, we can say the following: The Secretary-General expresses his concern and deplores the recent Saudi-led Coalition’s airstrikes in Sana’a that resulted in numerous civilian casualties. He reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians, adhering to the principles of proportionality, distinction and precaution.