Amid Deteriorating Conditions In Yemen, Security Council Presidential Statement Calls For Humanitarian Access, Strict Adherence To Embargo

The Security Council today underscored the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, emphasizing that an inclusive political solution was needed to end the conflict.

UNESCO GCC And Yemen Office Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 In Qatar

As part of UNESCO’s efforts to promote gender equality, UNESCO GCC and Yemen Office will organize several events for International Women’s Day 2018. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year, a date recognized by the Uni...Read More


7 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning heard the presentation of the annual report and oral update of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The High Commissioner highlighted numerous human...Read More

Parties In Yemen Must Prioritize National Interest In Efforts To End Fighting, Special Envoy Tells Security Council Amid Calls For Unity Of Purpose

As catastrophic levels of starvation, disease and violence continued to ravage Yemen, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy told the Security Council today that a peace agreement had nearly been reached and only the country’s decision maker...Read More

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2402 (2018), Security Council Renews Sanctions Against Yemen, Rejects Alternate Draft After Veto By Russian Federation

The Security Council today unanimously decided to renew a travel ban, assets freeze and arms embargo against those threatening peace and security in Yemen, rejecting an alternate draft, vetoed by the Russian Federation, that would have spot...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Martin Griffiths Of United Kingdom As His Special Envoy For Yemen

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen.  Mr. Griffiths succeeds Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, to whom the Secretar...Read More

UNESCO Presents QNRF’s Roundtable On Biodiversity In Qatar

qnrfroundtablebiodiversityjan2018.jpg © UNESCO Anna Paolini, Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the GCC and Yemen, presented UNESCO’s initiatives in the field of Natural Sciences during Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)’s Research ...Read More

Deputy Head Of Mission For Yemen Calls On Yemeni Leaders To Create Positive Conditions For The Resumption Of Peace Talks

Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen 12 January 2018 Arabic version Amman, 11 January 2018 – The Deputy Head of Mission of the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen (OSESGY), Muin Shreim, concluded a five-day visit...Read More

The Director-General Of The World Health Organization Welcomes The Appointment Of Henrietta H Fore As Executive Director Of UNICEF.

“UNICEF is a critical partner in our effort to improve the world’s health, particularly in the drive to protect its most vulnerable women and children,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “I very much look forward to work with Ms Fore towa...Read More

Chairs Of Subsidiary Bodies Brief Security Council On Sanctions, Counter Terrorism, Peacekeeping Operations

Members of the Security Council were briefed this morning by the Chairs of various subsidiary bodies, who reported on the Committees’ activities on such matters as counter‑terrorism efforts and the sanctions regimes in a range of countries ...Read More

Escalating Violence In Yemen ‘Could Not Come At a Worse Time’ In World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis, Secretary-General Says, Calling For End To Attacks

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres: