Press releases

  • 26 Jun 2016 -   Kuwait- The situation in Yemen is of profound concern to me.There is an alarming scarcity of basic food items. The economy is in precarious condition. Whilst the cessation of hostilities is mostly holding, there have been serious violations, causing further casualties and...
  • 21 Jun 2016 -   Mr. President, I am grateful for the opportunity to brief the Security Council once again on progress in the Kuwait talks and on the prospects for Yemen’s return to peace. Today I am providing this briefing from Kuwait, two months after the launch of the peace talks.  These...
  • 16 May 2016 -     Kuwait - It has been a long week of sessions, in which we discussed a wide range of issues. Some sessions were promising and others tense. In spite of all of the challenges we are facing, the United Nations remains deeply committed to finding a peaceful...
  • 16 May 2016 -         Kuwait- The Yemeni-Yemeni Peace Talks in Kuwait are continuing; a number of joint meetings with the Heads of the two delegations were held in the past few days, in addition to extensive parallel meetings of the three committees.   The Political Committee discussed a...
  • 30 Apr 2016 -   Kuwait- The Government of Yemen presented its vision on the security arrangements especially the withdrawal and the handover of weapons. Today, the delegation of Ansarullah and the General People’s Congress (GPC) presented a comprehensive paper setting out the delegation’s...
  • 26 Apr 2016 -       Kuwait- The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General welcomes the statement by the President of the Security Council, which reaffirms full commitment to UNSCR 2216, other relevant Security Council decisions, the GCC Initiative and the National Dialogue outcomes.   The...
  • 26 Apr 2016 -
         Kuwait- The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, welcomed reports that indicate tangible progress...
  • 21 Apr 2016 -   Kuwait- Under the auspices of the United Nations, the Yemeni-Yemeni peace negotiations started today in Kuwait, with the aim of reaching an agreement on a clear way to end the violence and devastation in the country. The opening ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh...
  • 18 Apr 2016 - Due to developments over the last few ours, the start of the Yemeni-Yemeni peace negotiations scheduled to begin today,  Monday April 18, 2016 in Kuwait, will be delayed. “We are working to overcome the latest challenges and ask the delegations to show good faith, participate...
  • Security Council Considers Situation in Yemen

    Security Council Considers Situation in Yemen

    16 Apr 2016 - Mr. President, Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Security Council once again on the latest developments in Yemen.  This briefing comes on the eve of the next round of face to face talks in Kuwait, where I hope the parties will come to an agreement on a clear way to...

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