The UN Security Council adopts Presidential Statement on Yemen

UNOCHA/Giles Clarke

16 Mar 2018

The UN Security Council adopts Presidential Statement on Yemen

15 march 2018 - The UN Security council adopted today presidential statement #5 on Yemen, calling on all parties to the conflict to allow and facilitate the safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel to all affected governorates. It also expressed concern about the challenges facing Yemen’s economy.

The Security Council called on all Member States to fully implement the arms embargo as required by the relevant Security Council resolutions, and emphasized that the humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate in the absence of an inclusive political solution, as called for in the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and implementation mechanism agreement, the outcomes of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference and relevant Security Council resolutions and statements, including Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) and the Presidential Statement of 15 June 2017.

Welcoming the appointment of Martin Griffiths as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, the Security Council called upon all parties to the conflict to abandon pre-conditions and engage in good faith with the UN-led process, with the meaningful participation of women and other underrepresented groups at all levels, in order to overcome obstacles and reach a political solution to the conflict.

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