Security Council Resolutions

Under the United Nations Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security. All members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out decisions of the Security Council. You can read and download recent Security Council resolutions on Yemen below:

  • Resolution 2266, 24 February 2016,  extending the asset freeze and travel ban imposed by resolution 2140 (2015) to help stem the crisis in Yemen, which is threatening the country’s ongoing political transition 
  • Resolution 2216, 14 April 2015, demanding that all Yemeni parties fully implement resolution 2201 (2015), imposing an arms embargo on selected individuals, and requesting that the Secretary-General intensify his good offices role in order to enable the resumption of the political process
  • Resolution 2204, 24 February 2015, extending the mandate of the Sanctions Panel of Experts to March 2016
  • Resolution 2201, 15 February 2015, deploring the unilateral actions taken by the Houthis to dissolve parliament and take over Yemen’s government institutions, expressing grave concern over reports of the use of child soldiers, and urging all parties to continue the transition
  • Resolution 2140, 26 February 2014, supporting the implementation of the National Dialogue outcomes, reaffirming the need for the full and timely implementation of the political transition, and establishing a sanctions regime under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter
  • Resolution 2051, 12 June 2012, reaffirming the need for the full and timely implementation of the Transition Agreement and signaling potential sanctions;
  • Resolution 2014, 21 October 2011, calling for implementation of a political settlement based upon the GCC Initiative and requesting the Secretary-General to continue his good offices.