Consultations on Yemen

Nowhere is safe to hide in war-torn Yemen, say UN-appointed rights experts

The people of Yemen have been subject to “numerous” possible war crimes in recent years including forced recruitment of children and sexual abuse in detention, UN-appointed senior rights experts said on Tuesday, in an appeal to the international community to do more to end the conflict.

INTERVIEW: Scene is set for more face-to-face talks on an end to war in Yemen

2018 has been “terrifying” for Yemenis, who have suffered from a conflict characterised by indiscriminate military attacks, and the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.  UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths spoke with chief of our UN News Arabic service, Reem Abaza, after the Yemen political consultations in Sweden, that led to a ceasefire in the port of Hudaydah.

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News in Brief 13 December 2018

  • Positive steps towards peace in Yemen, as Hudaydah ceasefire declared
  • Better care can rescue 30 million babies from death
  • Climate in Poland hostile for human rights defenders
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News in Brief 11 December 2018

  • Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war, Envoy lauds ‘positive and serious spirit’
  • UN launches appeal for 5.6 million Syrians living outside war-torn country
  • Dismay at prison sentences for Myanmar activists
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Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war, Envoy lauds ‘positive and serious spirit’

United Nations-sponsored political consultations in Sweden, involving the warring parties in the Yemen war, have led to progress “on a number of issues,” said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, at a press conference on Monday.