UN in Yemen

Founded in 1945, the United Nations (UN) is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN is guided by the purposes and principles contained in its Founding Charter. The United Nations has been supporting Yemen for 60 years and is working on development, humanitarian and political issues. 

To know more about the various UN entities active in Yemen: Who we are, what we do, where we work, as well as how you can get in touch with us, visit UN in Yemen website http://ye.one.un.org 

 

  • 14 Aug 2019 -   In answers to questions asked about the situation in Yemen, the Spokesman said the following:   We are closely following the developments on the ground in Aden. We are particularly concerned by the impact of the violence on civilians. According to the...
  • 24 Dec 2018 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen mentioned that he is working on convening a new round of consultations between the two Yemeni parties towards the end of January.   In a TV interview with CNN’s host Christiane Amanpour, Griffiths...
  • 17 Sep 2018 - Sana’a, 16 September 2018: The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian medical air bridge for Yemeni civilians who are suffering from conditions which cannot be treated inside Yemen. “The aim is to help patients suffering from cancer, chronic diseases and congenital...
  • 01 Aug 2018 - Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore SANA’A/NEW YORK, 1 August 2018 - “Attacks against civilian facilities and services are unacceptable, inhumane and in breach of the basic laws of war. “Ongoing violence and repeated attacks on lifesaving...
  • 30 Jul 2018 - Sana’a, 29 July 2018 – On 26, 27 and 28 July, airstrikes occurred near a reproductive health centre and public laboratory in Hodeidah and hit and damaged a sanitation facility in Zabid and a water station, which supplies the majority of the water to Hodeidah City. “For weeks,...
  • 04 Jul 2018 - On 5 July, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen, receiving briefings from UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths via video-teleconference and from OCHA Director of Operations John Ging.  ...
  • 29 Jun 2018 - “Events on the battlefield” are the main spoiler to the peace process in Yemen, but political negotiations are the top overall priority for resolving the conflict, according to the UN’s envoy for the country, speaking exclusively to UN News....
  • 15 Jan 2018 - Sana’a, 11 January 2018: The opening of the Red Sea ports of Al Hudaydah and Saleef to commercial and humanitarian shipments is a constructive and welcome step. Yemen imports about 90 per cent of its staple food and nearly all its fuel and medicine, therefore the...
  • 21 Dec 2017 - SANA’A, 20 December 2017 – A UNICEF-chartered plane landed today in Sana’a and delivered nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300...
  • 21 Dec 2017 - (1)  Yemen casualties We are deeply concerned at the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen as a result of intensified airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, following the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana’a on 4 December. Our Office in Yemen verified...

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