Press releases

  • 29 Jun 2018 - “Events on the battlefield” are the main spoiler to the peace process in Yemen, but political negotiations are the top overall priority for resolving the conflict, according to the UN’s envoy for the country, speaking exclusively to UN News. Read the full story 
  • Giles Clarke / UNOCHA

    21 Jun 2018 - Amman 21 June 2018 - I will continue my consultations with all parties to avoid further military escalation in Hudaydah, which I fear would have severe political and humanitarian consequences. My priority now is to avoid a military confrontation in Hudaydah and to swiftly return to political negotiations.
  • 13 Jun 2018 - I am extremely concerned about the military developments in Hudaydah. Further military escalation will have serious consequences on the dire humanitarian situation in the country and will have an impact on my efforts to resume political negotiations to reach an inclusive political settlement to the conflict in Yemen. I cannot overemphasize that there is no military solution to the conflict.  
  • UNICEF @ Anees Mahyoob

    05 Jun 2018 - Sana’a International Airport, 5 June 2018 -  I am pleased to have visited Sana’a again. I had very productive meetings with senior leaders of Ansarallah and the General People’s Congress on my vision for the peace process which I will discuss with the Security Council later this month. I am encouraged by the reactions I received during this trip and during my meetings with the Government of Yemen and regional players over the last few weeks. 
  • @UNICEF/Mohammed Mahmoud

    15 May 2018 - The Special Envoy is making good progress towards the production of a framework for negotiations as promised in his briefing to the UN Security Council in April. He plans to put that to the council in the first half of June
  • UN Photo Manuel Elias 

    17 Apr 2018 - Mr. President, I took up my assignment as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Yemen. It began on 11 March. I approached this with gratitude to the Secretary-General for his trust, and a sense of privilege that I might get the chance to do something to bring this great tragedy to a belated end. Privilege coupled, I hope, with due humility in the face of the complexity and urgency of the challenge. 
  • 03 Apr 2018 - 3 April 2018 Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment. Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
  • 01 Apr 2018 - Sana’a International Airport, 31 March 2018 -  I just completed my first visit to Sana’a as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.  This trip follows a visit to Riyadh where I met with the Government of Yemen. I am very pleased to have received such a warm welcome from so many Yemenis and I am very grateful to have met all of the key political leaders in Sana’a and Riyadh in the last few weeks.
  • 19 Mar 2018 - We are aware of fake Twitter pages pretending to be the official page of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen. We confirm that the only official Twitter page for the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen is @OSE_Yemen  and the other pages are spreading inaccurate information. Here are the official pages on digital media for the office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.
  • OSESGY Photo

    19 Mar 2018 - Today, I have the privilege of assuming the role of Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen. It is a position I take very seriously.