Insights: Yemen

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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
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    Security Council Presidential Statement on Yemen

    The Security Council appears ready to adopt a presidential statement this afternoon in support of the Yemen peace talks that began today in Kuwait. The UK circulated a draft on 14 April, ahead of the Council’s 15 April briefing and...

    posted on MON 25 APR 2016
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations Ahead of PeaceTalks

    Tomorrow afternoon (15 April), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief the Council, followed by consultations. The meeting comes ahead of a new round of peace talks...

    posted on THU 14 APR 2016
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    Briefing and Consultations on Yemen

    Tomorrow (3 March), the Security Council will be briefed by OCHA head Stephen O’Brien. This will be followed by consultations, where the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed is expected to brief via video-teleconference from Dubai. Assistant...

    posted on WED 2 MAR 2016
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    Security Council to Renew Yemen Sanctions Regime

    This morning, the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution that renews the Yemen sanctions measures for an additional year and extends the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 27 March 2017. The UK, as penholder, circulated a...

    posted on WED 24 FEB 2016