Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed is seeking to facilitate a return to the political dialogue since his appointment in April 2015. He has consulted extensively with the Yemeni Government, political groupings the GCC and states in the region, within a mandate of independence, impartiality, transparency, objectivity and integrity, in order to achieve peace, security and development. He has travelled to Yemen and across the region and has held consultations with President Hadi and his government, Ansar Allah (Houthis), members of the UN Security Council, and countries across the region.
2018 ‘terrifying’ for Yemenis but ultimately a ‘year for hope’, says UN Special Envoy
It has been a “terrifying” year for Yemenis but ultimately one of hope, as December talks in Sweden yielded a ceasefire around a key port city with the promise of further substantive consultations between the warring parties next month, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, told UN News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
Despite the “remarkable” recent progress, Yemen continues to suffer from a humanitarian crisis described by the UN as the worst in the world, together with fighting between Government and Houthi movement opposition forces across the country, said Martin Griffiths, who said “it’s still going to be a hard slog to make it work according to plan”.
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