Press releases

  • 15 Jun 2021 - Good afternoon, it is a pleasure to be here with all of you. I just briefed the Council on the situation in Yemen. This was the last briefing in my capacity as Special Envoy. I’m grateful for the privilege of having served this beautiful and rich country for the past three...
  • 15 Jun 2021 - Thank you very much. Mr. President, and I want to thank you and all the members of the Council for the privilege that I have had serving as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen this past three years. This will be my last...
  • 31 May 2021 - Good afternoon, Thank you all for being here today. The United Nations has been mediating between the parties to achieve a nationwide ceasefire, lift restrictions on the freedom of movement of people and commodities to and from Yemen, and relaunch the political process. These...
  • 28 May 2021 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, was in Muscat yesterday 27 May. He met with Mohammed Abdel Salam, the chief negotiator of Ansar Allah. He also met with senior Omani officials. He discussed the UN plan to open Sana’a airport and lift restrictions on Hudaydah...
  • 26 May 2021 - Amman, 26 May 2021 - The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, concluded today, Wednesday, a three-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he met senior Saudi and Yemeni officials to discuss the United Nations’ plan to achieve a nationwide...
  • 13 May 2021 - Amman 13 May 2021 - I extend my wholehearted wishes to all Yemenis for a blessed and joyous Eid al Fitr. This is an occasion to celebrate the values of compassion and kindness, and perseverance - values that should guide us all in our efforts to put Yemen on the track...
  • 12 May 2021 - Thank you, Mr. President. I would of course like to begin by extending my warmest best wishes to Yemenis and to Muslims around the world on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, which is I think today or tomorrow. Mr. President...
  • 05 May 2021 - Amman, 5 May 2021 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths has concluded today a week-long round of meetings with Yemeni, regional and international interlocutors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman. Mr. Griffiths has been pursuing a plan to reach a nationwide...
  • Courtesy of Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    27 Apr 2021 - Amman, 27 April 2021 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, concluded yesterday, 26 April, a two-day visit to Egypt, during which he met with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, the Secretary...
  • 18 Apr 2021 - The Members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement of Saudi Arabia on 22 March, supported by the Government of Yemen, to end the conflict in Yemen and reach a comprehensive political solution, which was in line with the UN Special Envoy’s proposal for a...

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