Press releases

  • 21 Dec 2017 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen is deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Yemen and the continuous violations putting the life of civilians at risk. The envoy urges all parties to fulfill their obligations under the International Humanitarian...
  • UNOCHA Charlotte Cans 

    05 Dec 2017 - Amman 5 December 2017 - The UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, briefed the Security Council today in a closed session. The Special Envoy elaborated on the recent escalation in the Yemeni conflict, that has reached alarming...
  • UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheick Ahmad (UN Photo - Jean Marc Ferre)

    03 Dec 2017 - Amman 2 december 2017 - Updates on Recent Events in Sanaa and Northern Yemen There has been a sharp escalation of serious events in Sanaa and other governorates over the last 24 hours. We are deeply concerned by the implications of these events on the...
  • UN/OCHA Giles Clarke 

    29 Nov 2017 - The Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs met today to discuss the situation in Yemen. They received a briefing from the UN Special Envoy, and discussed the political,...
  • Hans Grundberg UN Special Envoy for Yemen

    UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg remarks at the Yemen International Forum (Photo: Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies)

    18 Jun 2022 - Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to be here with you in Stockholm today. I am especially pleased to see so many Yemeni friends here.  Allow me to start by thanking the organizers, Sana’a Center and the Folke Bernadotte Academy. They wanted to create a space...
  • UN Secretary-General António Guterres

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres (Photo: UN/Mark Garten)

    02 Jun 2022 - I welcome the agreement by the Government of Yemen and the Houthis to renew the truce in Yemen for an additional two months under the same terms as the original agreement.     Since the truce came into effect on 2 April 2022, Yemenis have experienced real and tangible benefits...
  • © UNICEF/UN057318/Al-Adimi

    26 Oct 2017 - Amman, 25 October 2017 - The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed concluded today a four-day visit to Riyadh where he met with Senior Yemeni and Saudi officials. The Envoy met with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek Al-...
  • Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen, briefs the Security Council
    UN Photo/Cia Pak

    10 Oct 2017 - Mr. President, The parties to the conflict in Yemen are pursuing a futile and cruel military conflict, which is eroding the path to peace. At the same time, the people of Yemen are suffering from an entirely man-made humanitarian catastrophe. Clashes and exchanges of heavy fire...
  • 19 Aug 2017 - Amman, Jordan                                                                                                                          Mr. President,   Yemen today continues to traverse a critical and agonizing period as civilians pay a terrible price of an unending power...
  • 20 Jul 2017 -   Cairo - The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, concluded a visit to Cairo today, where he met with Egyptian, Yemeni and regional figures. The visit included a consultative meeting with the Secretary General of the League of Arab States,...

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