Briefings to the Security Council


Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, briefed the Security Council about the progress on the joint declaration, military situation, and called for restart the political process while putting the guns aside.

15 Sep 2020
August 2020

Closed session

18 Aug 2020

Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, briefed the Security Council about the situation in the country and the progress of the ongoing negotiations on a Joint Declaration that aims to reach agreements about a nationwide ceasefire, humanitarian and economic measures and the resumption o

29 Jul 2020
June 2020

Closed session

24 Jun 2020

The Special Envoy pointed to the Security Council that the parties engaged constructively and that negotiations benefited from concerted regional and international diplomatic support. “However the people of Yemen are right to be frustrated about the slow pace.

15 May 2020

UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, reported to the Council the progress of the ongoing negotiations with the parties to the conflict around UN proposals

16 Apr 2020

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths warned that Yemen is at “critical juncture” and that the parties “will either lead the country toward a de-escalation and resumption of the political process, or toward greater violence and suffering that will make the path to th

12 Apr 2020

The UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths briefed the Security Council on the dire military situation in

18 Feb 2020

I would like to draw the Council’s attention, with your permission, to these efforts: first of all, the de-escalation of military hostilities, and secondly, the implementation of the agreements made in Stockholm and Riyadh.

19 Jan 2020
December 2019

Closed session

22 Dec 2019

The momentum to reach a political settlement in Yemen has been building.The establishment of the CeaseFire Enhancement and De-escalation Mechanism has allowed a reduction of the number of security incidents in the governorate. 

22 Nov 2019

Signs of hope in Yemen: progress in Jeddah talks, reduction of airstrikes, release of detainees, access granted to fuel ships into Hudaydah, & assistance delivered in Durhaimi, while the redeployment of forces in Hudaydah, continues to be a primary focus.



20 Oct 2019

Despite the admittedly very grim picture, we had some limited progress this month. The parties held the 6th joint meeting of the RCC. The tripartite ceasefire and de-escalation mechanism is now live and a joint operations centre has already been set up. 

16 Sep 2019

We have presented a proposal to the parties to make further progress on implementing the first phase of the Hudaydah agreement. I expect a final, official response from both by the 25th of August, and I am confident that will be forthcoming. 

20 Aug 2019

Our way forward is clear and supported by international consensus: implement the Hodeida agreement and engage swiftly the parties on a settlement the outlines of which, are well known to all.

18 Jul 2019

The continued dialogue between the parties to implement the Stockholm agreement is significant, but it is not enough for the Yemeni people. They want their suffering to end now and not tomorrow.

17 Jun 2019

Both parties have now accepted the detailed redeployment plan, prepared by General Michael for phase one of the redeployments in Hodeida. 

15 Apr 2019
March 2019

Closed session

15 Mar 2019

The parties have agreed to redeploy from the ports of Saleef and Ras Isa in a first step, followed by a redeployment from Hudaydah port itself and critical parts of the city of Hudaydah associated with humanitarian facilities in Step 2.

19 Feb 2019

There is a sense of optimism as well as concern. The substantial progress, particularly on Hudaydah of course, is something that we would like to see before we convene the next consultations.

09 Jan 2019

After two and half years of missed opportunities, it is fair to say that the political process to find a comprehensive solution to the conflict in Yemen has finally resumed.

14 Dec 2018

This is a crucial moment for Yemen. I have received firm assurances from the leadership of the Yemeni parties; the government of Yemen and Ansar Allah, that they are committed to attending the consultations in Sweden. 

16 Nov 2018

Disappointed that we were unable to bring the delegation from Sana’a to Geneva. Will continue my discussions by visiting Muscat and Sana’a

11 Sep 2018

Parties invited to a first of consultations on September 6th in Geneva. 

02 Aug 2018

The first briefing of the new Envoy Martin Griffiths. " My plan is to put to this Council within the next two months a framework for negotiations". 

17 Apr 2018

Last Security briefing of Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheick Ahmad. "We were about to reach agreement on a peace proposal, developed in consultation with the parties, but they refused to sign in the last minute".

27 Feb 2018

Discussing a new proposal that includes humanitarian initiatives to rebuild trust and steps to bring the parties back to the negotiations table

10 Oct 2017

A proposal seeking to ensure the safe and uninterrupted functioning of the port of Hodeida

19 Aug 2017

Focus on the Hodeidah port and the surrounding area to ensure the continued flow of humanitarian supplies and commercial goods

12 Jul 2017

The reluctance of the key parties to embrace the concessions needed for peace remains extremely troubling

30 May 2017