Press releases


    26 Mar 2020 - Amman, 26 March 2020 - I was heartened to see the positive responses to the Secretary-General's call for a ceasefire from both the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah. I expect the parties to adhere to their words and put the interest of the Yemeni people above all.
  • @UN Photo/Evan Schneide

    25 Mar 2020 - Echoing his appeal to all warring parties across the globe for a ceasefire, the Secretary-General calls today on those fighting in Yemen to immediately cease hostilities, focus on reaching a negotiated political settlement and do everything possible to counter a potential outbreak of COVID-19. More than five years of conflict have devastated the lives of tens of millions of Yemenis. The current fighting in Al Jawf and Ma’rib threatens to further deepen human suffering. 

    19 Mar 2020 -   Amman, 19 March 2020 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is following with alarm the continuous military campaign in Al Jawf and Marib and the tragic toll it is taking on the lives of civilians and the prospects of peace.   
  • @UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

    12 Mar 2020 - Thank you very much indeed, Mr. President for giving me the opportunity to brief this Council.

    08 Mar 2020 - Wars exacerbate gender inequalities. Women become more vulnerable to gender-based violence, including sexual violence, loss of economic rights and deprivation of education. But, despite the disproportionate impact wars have on their lives, women are often underrepresented when it comes to negotiating peace or managing post-conflict transitions.
  • 07 Mar 2020 - Marib, 7 March 2020 – The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, concluded today a one-day visit to Marib, northern Yemen. Mr. Griffiths met during his visit with local government officials, tribal chiefs, civil society including women and youth groups and internally displaced Yemenis. 

    07 Mar 2020 - I am going to speak in English, and I want to make sure, with your help, that I speak very accurately and carefully because this is a very important day for me to be here in Marib with the governor. I’m very pleased to be here. And I want to be very clear with you the reason for this visit.
  • 28 Feb 2020 - Amman, 28 February 2020 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, strongly condemns the recent military escalation in Al Jawf governorate in northern Yemen. He calls on all involved in the conflict to freeze all military activity in Al Jawf, Ma’rib and Nihm areas and to work with his office to achieve that goal.

    27 Feb 2020 - Amman, 27 February 2020 - The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) concluded a two-day consultative meeting with Yemeni public and political figures today, Thursday, in Amman, Jordan.

    27 Feb 2020 - Yemen experienced one of the quietest periods of the conflict particularly in the air war. But recent military escalations since then have demonstrated the exceptional vulnerability of such gains that were made in the absence, in our view, of a political process to give them meaning and direction. Over the past month and a half, in particular, the military situation has grown more dire. Both sides have announced expansive military goals and exchanged fierce rhetoric.