Insights: Yemen

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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
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    Adoption of a Yemen Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on Yemen, which focuses on the humanitarian situation and confidence-building measures. The UK, which is the penholder on Yemen, circulated an initial draft on Thursday 8 June. Following comments from...

    posted on THU 15 JUN 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Risk of Famine in Conflict-Affected Areas

    On Friday (16 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula open meeting on the risk of famine in the conflict-affected areas of north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. The session is being co-hosted by the A3 (the three...

    posted on THU 15 JUN 2017
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    Briefing and Consultations on Yemen

    On Tuesday (30 May), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed and OCHA head Stephen O’Brien are expected to brief the Council. A Yemeni civil society representative, Radhya al-Mutawakel from the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, is...

    posted on FRI 26 MAY 2017
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    Yemen: Briefing by the Special Envoy and Chair of the 2140 Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow (29 March), Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Ambassador Koro Bessho (Japan), Chair of the Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee, will brief Council members in consultations. Members do not expect Ould Cheikh Ahmed to report any significant...

    posted on TUE 28 MAR 2017
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    Meeting on the Situation in Yemen

    Tomorrow (17 March), Council members will discuss Yemen under “any other business”, with a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman. Russia requested the meeting yesterday evening in light of the expected attack by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and...

    posted on THU 16 MAR 2017