A message to Yemenis by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg
My name is Hans Grundberg and today, I take up my duties as the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen. I’m honored and humbled by this important task.
As many of you know, over the course of the last decade, I have come to love and respect your beautiful country. And therefore these last seven years have been particularly difficult to follow.
I accept this responsibility with the full understanding of the magnitude of the task, the complexity of the situation and the challenges that lie ahead.
However, I can assure you that I will do everything in my power to contribute to achieving lasting and just peace in Yemen. My Office and I will always be available to listen to your priorities and be guided by your aspirations. We will be relentless in the pursuit of peace. We will also remind all involved of their shared responsibility for Yemen’s future.
As the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, I look forward to straight, inclusive and – above all – serious interactions with Yemeni, regional and international interlocutors. Together, we can help Yemen change course towards a peaceful resolution of this conflict.