Martin Griffiths

UN chief and Yemen Envoy condemn deadly Aden airport attack

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, have strongly condemned Wednesday’s deadly attack on Aden airport, which is reported to have resulted in the deaths of at least 26 people, and injured more than 50.

INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Concerns and hopes of Yemenis at heart of UN plans for better future

In a wide-ranging interview for UN News on Wednesday, Martin Griffiths, the UN’s Special Envoy in Yemen, addresses the protracted peace process in the country, and the enormous challenges that still need to be overcome.

A year on from Yemen talks breakthrough, top UN Envoy hails ‘shift’ towards peace, despite setbacks

When warring parties in Yemen met in a renovated castle outside the Swedish capital last December for UN-brokered talks, they showed that perhaps there could be a way out of brutal conflict and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the UN Special Envoy for the country said this week.  

News in Brief 9 January 2019

  • ‘Relative calm’ in Yemen port cities following UN-backed ceasefire agreement
  • ‘Storm clouds brewing for global economy’: World Bank
  • ILO celebrates 100 years of advancing social justice
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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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2018 ‘terrifying’ for Yemenis but ultimately a ‘year for hope’ says UN Special Envoy

It has been a “terrifying” year for Yemenis but ultimately one of hope, as December talks in Sweden yielded a ceasefire around a key port city with the promise of further substantive consultations between the warring parties next month, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, told UN News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

Safety of civilians in key Yemeni port, ‘intrinsically’ linked to restarting long-term peace negotiations: UN Special Envoy

A deal which would see the United Nations take control of Yemen’s most important port, and prevent full-scale conflict there that could leave millions more in need, must be seen in the context of restarting long-term political talks towards a lasting peace.

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