Press releases

  • UNOCHA/Eman


    11 Jan 2018 - Amman, 11 January 2018—The Deputy Head of Mission of the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen (OSESGY), Muin Shreim, concluded a five-day visit to Sana’a, during which he held meetings on the resumption of the Yemeni peace process with senior political figures from the Ansar Allah Movement, the General People’s Congress and other political actors and civil society leaders.
  • 21 Dec 2017 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen is deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Yemen and the continuous violations putting the life of civilians at risk. The envoy urges all parties to fulfill their obligations under the International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, and stresses the need to hold accountable whomsoever committed such violations of human rights.
  • UNOCHA Charlotte Cans 

    05 Dec 2017 - Amman 5 December 2017 - The UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, briefed the Security Council today in a closed session.
  • UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheick Ahmad (UN Photo - Jean Marc Ferre)

    03 Dec 2017 - Amman 2 december 2017 - Updates on Recent Events in Sanaa and Northern Yemen There has been a sharp escalation of serious events in Sanaa and other governorates over the last 24 hours. We are deeply concerned by the implications of these events on the civilian population.
  • UN/OCHA Giles Clarke 

    29 Nov 2017 - The Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs met today to discuss the situation in Yemen. They received a briefing from the UN Special Envoy, and discussed the political, humanitarian and security situation.
  • © UNICEF/UN057318/Al-Adimi

    26 Oct 2017 - Amman, 25 October 2017 - The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed concluded today a four-day visit to Riyadh where he met with Senior Yemeni and Saudi officials.
  • Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen, briefs the Security Council
    UN Photo/Cia Pak

    10 Oct 2017 - Mr. President, The parties to the conflict in Yemen are pursuing a futile and cruel military conflict, which is eroding the path to peace. At the same time, the people of Yemen are suffering from an entirely man-made humanitarian catastrophe. Clashes and exchanges of heavy fire have continued on all major frontlines, including Taiz, Marib, al-Jawf, al Bayda, Hajjah and Sa’adah governorates, and the Saudi-Yemen border areas.
  • 20 Jul 2017 -   Cairo - The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, concluded a visit to Cairo today, where he met with Egyptian, Yemeni and regional figures.
  • 24 May 2017 - Sana’a - The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed concluded today a three-day visit to Sana’a where he met with political leaders from Ansar’Allah and the General People’s Congress and Representatives of other political parties.
  • 17 Mar 2017 - Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed Concludes Consultations with Senior Officials in Europe, Calls for Renewed Political and Humanitarian Efforts to End Conflict and Alleviate Suffering in Yemen.