Press releases

  • 28 Apr 2020 - In response to questions on Yemen, the Spokesman had the following to say: “The Secretary-General is following with concern the developments on the ground in southern Yemen. He urges all relevant stakeholders to exercise maximum restraint and refrain from any actions that would...
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    27 Apr 2020 - Amman, 27 April 2020 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is concerned by the 25 April declaration by the Southern Transitional Council (STC). “The latest turn of events is disappointing, especially as the city of Aden and...
  • 23 Apr 2020 - I would like to extend my best wishes to everyone in Yemen, at the start of the Holy month of Ramadan. To the people of Yemen: I wish Ramadan brings you its gifts of peace, reconciliation and joy. I hope you will continue to raise your...
  • 16 Apr 2020 - Mr. President,  Thank you very much indeed for giving me the opportunity to brief this Council.  An opportunity has emerged to bring peace to Yemen. This opportunity has come as the country faces some of its toughest days. Military escalations have continued on several fronts...
  • 12 Apr 2020 - 11 April 2020 - On 23 March, the Secretary-General launched an appeal for an immediate Global Ceasefire, urging all warring parties to pull back from hostilities, put aside mistrust and animosity, and silence their guns. Many parties have responded positively to the Secretary-...
  • 10 Apr 2020 - The Members of the Security Council endorsed the Secretary-General’s call of 25 March for those fighting in Yemen to immediately cease hostilities, focus on reaching a negotiated political settlement, and to do everything possible to counter an outbreak of COVID-19. They...
  • 10 Apr 2020 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, shared earlier today with the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah the UN’s revised proposals for agreements on 1) nation-wide ceasefire 2) key economic and humanitarian measures to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people,...
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    09 Apr 2020 -   Following the UN Secretary-General’s call for a nationwide ceasefire in Yemen and the subsequent public commitment and support to the call by the warring parties and Yemeni public,...
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    09 Apr 2020 -   I welcome the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the “Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen”, of a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen. This can help to advance efforts towards peace as well as the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I now call...
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    08 Apr 2020 - Amman, 8 April 2019 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomes the announcement by the Joint Forces Command of a two-week unilateral ceasefire covering all ground, maritime and air operations in Yemen starting 9 April. The announcement...

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