Timeline on the progress of the Truce implementation

April

01 April 2022:

  • Following around three months of bilateral discussions with the parties, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, sends a proposal to the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah seeking their commitment to a two-month, unilateral Truce.
  • The Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah publicly commit to the UN’s Truce proposal. The terms agreed by the parties include a temporary cessation of all offensive military operations, the entry of 18 fuel ships over two months, the operation of two commercial flights a week to and from Sana’a airport to both Amman and Cairo, a commitment to convene for a meeting to agree on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates, and a commitment to work with the UN Special Envoy on next steps towards ending the war.
  • The Government of Yemen clears two fuel ships “Splendour Saphire” and “Caesar” to enter the Hudaydah port in a gesture of goodwill before the start of the Truce.

02 April 2022:

  • The Truce Agreement comes into effect at 7 p.m., Yemen time.
  • The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) initiates a series of meetings with relevant authorities in destination countries to coordinate the facilitation of operating flights to and from Sana’a airport. The meetings continue through April.

03 April 2022:

  • OSESGY requests from the Government of Yemen the provision of focal points to facilitate coordination on the operation of commercial flights as per the terms of the Truce. 

04 April 2022:

  • The Security Council welcomes the announcement of the two-month Truce and calls on all parties to seize the opportunity provided by the Truce and work with the UN Special Envoy to make progress towards a comprehensive ceasefire and an inclusive political settlement. 
  • OSESGY requests from the Government of Yemen, as per the terms of the Truce, the provision of focal points for a coordination mechanism designed to help the parties prevent, manage and de-escalate incidents of violence to preserve the cessation of all offensive military operations.
  • OSESGY requests from Ansar Allah, as per the terms of the Truce, the provision of focal points for a coordination mechanism to help the parties prevent, manage and de-escalate incidents of violence to preserve the cessation of all offensive military operations. OSESGY also requests from Ansar Allah the provision of focal points to facilitate the operation of commercial flights.
  • OSESGY requests that the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah nominate a list of three participants including one military representative for the meeting on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates as per the terms of the Truce.
  • The Government of Yemen provides their focal points for the coordination mechanism designed to prevent, manage, and de-escalate incidents of violence, as well as focal points to coordinate the operation of commercial flights to and from Sana'a airport. 

05 April 2022:

  • The Government of Yemen clears three fuel ships “Sands", "Coronet” and “Sea Adore” to enter the Hudaydah port as per the terms of the Truce.
  • OSESGY holds the first meeting with the Government of Yemen’s focal points for the operation of flights to and from Sana’a airport to facilitate coordination for the flights’ logistical procedures.
  • OSESGY holds the first meeting to discuss the Truce implementation with the Government of Yemen’s focal points for the coordination mechanism designed to help the parties prevent, manage and de-escalate incidents of violence.

06 April 2022:

  • Ansar Allah provides focal points to coordinate the operation of commercial flights to and from Sana’a airport.

07 April 2022:

  • The Government of Yemen provides a list of three participants and one military representative for the meeting to agree on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates.
  • OSESGY begins engagements with Ansar Allah’s focal points to facilitate coordination for the flights’ logistical procedures.
  • OSESGY started consultations in preparation for the meeting between the parties on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates

11 April 2022:

  • The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, visits Sana’a and meets with Ansar Allah leaders to discuss the implementation of the Truce and ways to strengthen and extend it as well as build on its momentum towards reaching an inclusive and sustainable political settlement of the conflict.

15 April 2022:

  • The Government of Yemen clears two fuel ships “Sea Heart” and “Daytona” to enter the Hudaydah port as per the terms of the Truce.

18 April 2022:

19 April 2022:

  • The Government of Yemen clears one fuel ship “MT Harvest” to enter the Hudaydah port as per the terms of the Truce.

20 April 2022:

  • Yemen Airways announces the operation of the first commercial flight from Sana’a airport in six years heading for Amman, Jordan. The flight was scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 24.

21 April 2022:

  • A disagreement arises between the parties about flight procedures. OSESGY begins mediation efforts to find a solution that allows for the flights to resume as planned.

24 April 2022:

  • The flights originally planned between Sana'a and Amman for Sunday, 24 April, are postponed.  OSESGY continues efforts to find an acceptable solution that allows the flights to resume as per the terms of the Truce.
  • OSESGY had a first meeting with the Government of Yemen delegates in preparation for the meeting on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates

25 April 2022:

  • The Government of Yemen clears one fuel ship “Imperious” to enter the port of Hudaydah as per the terms of the truce.

May

05 May 2022:

  • The Governmet of Yemen clears one fuel ships "Eugenia Gas" to enter the Hudaydah port as per the terms of the Truce.

09 May 2022:

  • The Government of Yemen clears two fuel ships "Uhud" and "Princess Khadija" to enter the Hudaydah port as per the terms of the Truce.