Press releases

  • UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

    UN Special Envoy briefing the Security Council, 2 August 2018 @ UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe 

    02 Aug 2018 - Madam President, Members of this Council, We meet at an important time. It has been two years – two years - too long since the Yemeni people had the chance for a negotiated end to this war.  Today, therefore, as we meet we have the chance to weigh the...
  • 01 Aug 2018 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore SANA’A/NEW YORK, 1 August 2018 - “Attacks against civilian facilities and services are unacceptable, inhumane and in breach of the basic laws of war. “Ongoing violence and repeated attacks on lifesaving...
  • 30 Jul 2018 - Sana’a, 29 July 2018 – On 26, 27 and 28 July, airstrikes occurred near a reproductive health centre and public laboratory in Hodeidah and hit and damaged a sanitation facility in Zabid and a water station, which supplies the majority of the water to Hodeidah City. “For weeks,...
  • OSESGY/Emmanuel Bargues

    04 Jul 2018 - Wednesday, 4 July 2018- Sana’a International Airport  I would like to thank my hosts in Sana’a for their warm reception over the last two days and during this critical time for Yemen. During this visit, I have held meetings with the leaders and...
  • 04 Jul 2018 - On 5 July, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen, receiving briefings from UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths via video-teleconference and from OCHA Director of Operations John Ging.  ...
  • 29 Jun 2018 - “Events on the battlefield” are the main spoiler to the peace process in Yemen, but political negotiations are the top overall priority for resolving the conflict, according to the UN’s envoy for the country, speaking exclusively to UN News....
  • Giles Clarke / UNOCHA

    21 Jun 2018 - Amman 21 June 2018 - I will continue my consultations with all parties to avoid further military escalation in Hudaydah, which I fear would have severe political and humanitarian consequences. My priority now is to avoid a military confrontation in Hudaydah and to swiftly...
  • 13 Jun 2018 - I am extremely concerned about the military developments in Hudaydah. Further military escalation will have serious consequences on the dire humanitarian situation in the country and will have an impact on my efforts to resume political negotiations to reach an inclusive...
  • UNICEF @ Anees Mahyoob

    05 Jun 2018 - Sana’a International Airport, 5 June 2018 -  I am pleased to have visited Sana’a again. I had very productive meetings with senior leaders of Ansarallah and the General People’s Congress on my vision for the peace process which I will discuss with the Security Council...
  • @UNICEF/Mohammed Mahmoud

    15 May 2018 - The Special Envoy is making good progress towards the production of a framework for negotiations as promised in his briefing to the UN Security Council in April. He plans to put that to the council in the first half of June In this, the Special Envoy is grateful...

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