In line with the Security Council mandate, the Special Envoy has a crucial role in mediating the political and security arrangements to end the current conflict between the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah and enable the resumption of the political transition which began in 2011.
Following the outbreak of the conflict and the adoption of Security Council resolution 2216 (2015), the Special Envoy has mediated four rounds of consultations between the parties in Geneva (June 2015), Biel (December 2015), Kuwait (April to August 2016) and Stockholm (December 2018).
In December 2018, during the consultations in Stockholm, the parties achieved consensus on the following: an agreement on the city of Hudaydah and the ports of Hudaydah, Saleef and Ras Isa; an executive mechanism on activating the prisoner exchange agreement, and; a statement of understanding on Taiz.
The Special Envoy continues to mediate between the parties with a view to mediating a political solution to end the conflict and support the implementation of the outcomes of the Stockholm consultations.
The Special Envoy also engages with a wide range of international, regional and Yemeni stakeholders, including civil society and women representatives. Groups of Yemeni women have participated in the consultations in Kuwait and Stockholm in support of the efforts of the Special Envoy.
The Special Envoy briefs the Security Council regularly on the peace process and the situation in Yemen.