04 Nov 2018 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, held a consultative meeting with a group of independent Yemeni figures, who represent a wide spectrum of the Yemeni society, to discuss the current situation in Yemen, and his endeavors to resume the political process. More than 30% of the Yemeni figures taking part in this meeting were women.
02 Nov 2018 - 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.
31 Oct 2018 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomes the recent calls for the immediate resumption of the political process and measures to reach a cessation of hostilities in Yemen. The Special Envoy stresses that there can be no military solution to the conflict.
29 Oct 2018 - During his visit to Washington D.C., the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths gave an exclusive interview to Al Arabiya TV Program “The Diplomatic Avenue”. Griffiths stressed the importance of working towards a political solution in Yemen, indicating that he is hoping to get the Yemeni parties to restart political consultations very soon.
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.
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.