Briefings to the Security Council


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

Proposals  based mainly on the outcomes of Kuwait talks, and are intended to ease the path towards a comprehensive peace agreement

26 Jan 2017

The talks in Kuwait did not yield an agreement but the architecture of a roadmap emerged, which we will expand upon in the coming weeks.

31 Aug 2016

Participants to the Kuwait peace talks have discussed sensitive issues including: military withdrawals, security arrangements and the handover of weapons, political issues and ways to improve the economic and humanitarian situation, and the release of prisoners and detainees.

21 Jun 2016

Ongoing preparations of the Kuwait talks scheduled to commence on 18 April and aim to reach a comprehensive agreement, which will allow the resumption of inclusive political dialogue

15 Apr 2016

Seeking to ensure that some of the positive commitments which emerged from the talks in Switzerland were implemented

17 Feb 2016

Roadmap for the creation of military and security committees, which would supervise withdrawals and the handover of weapons in Sanaa, Hodeida and Taiz presented .

31 Oct 2015

Just last month I informed the Council of my intention to convene consultations in the coming weeks. Again these talks were cancelled as new pre-conditions were set.

15 Oct 2015