Insights: Yemen

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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
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    Yemen: Political and Humanitarian Briefing and Sanctions Committee Meeting

    Tomorrow (26 January), the Security Council will receive briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and OCHA head Stephen O’Brien, to be followed by consultations. On Friday (27 January), the Yemen 2140 Committee will meet...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2017
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    Security Council Briefing on Yemen

    On Monday (31 October), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will brief the Council, along with an OCHA representative. At present this is scheduled to be followed by consultations, but some members are anticipating that they...

    posted on FRI 28 OCT 2016
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    Yemen: Briefing on Efforts to Revive the Peace Process

    Tomorrow (31 August), the Security Council will receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. This will be followed by consultations. The Special Envoy is expected to provide an update on recent efforts to...

    posted on TUE 30 AUG 2016
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    Yemen: Consultations on the Limited Progress of Peace Talks

    Tomorrow (3 August), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will brief Security Council members in consultations, together with Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Even though a briefing on Yemen has been scheduled...

    posted on TUE 2 AUG 2016
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    Negotiations on a Yemen Presidential Statement

    A draft presidential statement on Yemen, which members have been negotiating since last week following the adjournment of UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, is under silence until 1 pm. The UK circulated a draft on Tuesday (5 July), placing it...

    posted on TUE 12 JUL 2016
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    Briefing and Consultations on Yemen

    On Tuesday (21 June), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will brief the Security Council via video-teleconference. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Members will be receiving an update on peace talks in...

    posted on MON 20 JUN 2016
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    Security Council Consultations on Yemen Peace Talks

    Tomorrow (25 May), Security Council members are expected to receive a briefing in consultations from Special Envoy for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed (via video-teleconference). The briefing is intended to update members on peace talks in Kuwait, in anticipation of...

    posted on TUE 24 MAY 2016