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.
Briefings to the Security Council
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
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.
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
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
The UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths briefed the Security Council on the dire military situation in
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both parties have now accepted the detailed redeployment plan, prepared by General Michael for phase one of the redeployments in Hodeida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disappointed that we were unable to bring the delegation from Sana’a to Geneva. Will continue my discussions by visiting Muscat and Sana’a
Parties invited to a first of consultations on September 6th in Geneva.
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".
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".
Discussing a new proposal that includes humanitarian initiatives to rebuild trust and steps to bring the parties back to the negotiations table
A proposal seeking to ensure the safe and uninterrupted functioning of the port of Hodeida