Press releases

  • OSESGY Photo/Abdel Rahman Alzorgan
    Women peace leaders with the deputy head of mission Muin Shreim after the briefing on the latest developments in the peace process.

    06 Nov 2019 - A diverse group of twenty Yemeni women peace leaders from across Yemen and the diaspora convened for a two-day meeting in Amman on 29 and 30 October 2019. The meeting organized by the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen (OSESGY) aimed at consulting and gathering Yemeni women‘s perspectives on political and security arrangements, as well as on the agenda for the transition in Yemen. 
  • 05 Nov 2019 - I congratulate the Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council on reaching an agreement on the way forward. The signing of this agreement is an important step for our collective efforts to advance a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Yemen. Listening to southern stakeholders is important to the political efforts to achieve peace in the country.
  • UN Photo

    25 Oct 2019 - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, met with the Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman in Riyadh yesterday. They discussed ways to support the political process in Yemen as well as efforts towards the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.

    17 Oct 2019 - Mr. President, Thank you for giving me this opportunity to brief this Council.  Mr. President,
  • 01 Oct 2019 - The Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has just arrived in Sana’a for a two-day visit. He commended once again yesterday's unilateral release of detainees by Ansar Allah. “Such initiatives help create a conducive environment and build confidence for the resumption of the peace process”, Mr. Griffiths said.
  • 30 Sep 2019 - Amman, 30 September 2019 - The Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomes the initiative by Ansar Allah to unilaterally release detainees. He calls on all parties to ensure the safe return of the released detainees to their homes. “I hope this step will lead to further initiatives that will facilitate the exchange of all the conflict-related detainees as per the Stockholm Agreement” Mr. Griffiths added.
  • Hamed Sanabani Photo

    25 Sep 2019 - Amman, 25 September 2019 - The Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths is saddened by the recent military activity that claimed once again the lives of scores of civilians, including children. “This is yet another heartbreaking event. ” Mr. Griffiths said.
  • 21 Sep 2019 - 21 September 2019, New York -  The Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomes the initiative announced by Ansar Allah on 20 September, on the cessation of hostile military acts against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also welcomes the expression of further openness towards the implementation of the Prisoner Exchange Agreement and the desire for a political solution to end the conflict.
  • UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe

    16 Sep 2019 - Thank you, indeed Mr. President, and thank you for giving me again the opportunity to brief the Council today on the situation in Yemen. Mr. President,
  • 14 Sep 2019 - “The UN Special Envoy for Yemen is extremely concerned about the drone attacks claimed by Ansar Allah today against two major oil facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The recent military escalation is extremely worrying.