Insights: Yemen

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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Friday afternoon (16 November), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on Yemen, on which there has been new urgency to restart a political process between the Houthi rebel group and the Yemeni government amidst...

    posted on THU 15 NOV 2018
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    Yemen: Briefing on the Humanitarian Crisis

    Tomorrow afternoon (23 October), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, focusing on the link between the war, food insecurity and the risk of famine. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to...

    posted on MON 22 OCT 2018
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    This afternoon (11 September), UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths is expected to brief the Council on Yemen via video teleconference from Amman. The UK requested the meeting to follow up on the Geneva consultations that the Special Envoy sought to...

    posted on TUE 11 SEP 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    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. Members may issue press elements following the meeting. Griffiths is expected...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    This afternoon (18 June), UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths will brief Council members in closed consultations via video-teleconference. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock will also brief. Griffiths is expected to present a framework for peace talks and update members...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    This morning at 11 am, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen. The focus is expected to be on the possibility of an imminent attack on the port city of Hodeidah. The UK, the penholder on Yemen, requested the...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2018
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    Yemen: First Briefing by Special Envoy*

    Tomorrow (17 April), the Security Council will receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Following the public meeting, Council members are expected to hold closed consultations for further...

    posted on MON 16 APR 2018
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    Yemen: Security Council Presidential Statement

    The Security Council appears ready to adopt a new presidential statement tomorrow morning (15 March) on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, calling for the full and sustained opening of all of Yemen’s ports, including Hodeidah and Saleef ports, and for increased access...

    posted on WED 14 MAR 2018
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    Yemen: Council Vote to Renew Sanctions Regime*

    This morning (26 February), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on draft resolutions to renew the Yemen sanctions regime. It is expected to vote first on a draft resolution put in blue on Friday (23 February) by the UK,...

    posted on MON 26 FEB 2018
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (5 December), the Council expects to be briefed on Yemen by Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Ould Cheikh Ahmed is likely to focus on the fighting in Sana’a between the Houthis...

    posted on MON 4 DEC 2017
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    Yemen: Humanitarian Briefing in Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (8 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock will brief Council members in consultations on the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Sweden requested the meeting last week, following Lowcock’s recent visit to Yemen. Discussion tomorrow is also likely to...

    posted on TUE 7 NOV 2017
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 October), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed and OCHA Operations Director John Ging are expected to brief the Council. Closed consultations will follow the public session. Council members are not expecting Ould...

    posted on MON 9 OCT 2017
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (18 August), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed (via video teleconference) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien will brief the Council on Yemen. Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi is also expected to participate. Consultations are scheduled...

    posted on THU 17 AUG 2017
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    Presidential Statement on the Risk of Famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and North-East Nigeria

    Tomorrow (9 August), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement expressing its grave concern about the threat of famine presently facing more than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and north-east Nigeria. After the Council’s 16...

    posted on TUE 8 AUG 2017
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (12 July), the Council will receive a briefing via video teleconference from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. Briefings are also expected via video teleconference from the director-generals of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros...

    posted on TUE 11 JUL 2017