Yemen

Security Council calls on Yemeni parties to ensure political transition stays on track

The Security Council today welcomed the progress made so far in implementing the agreement for a peaceful transition of power in Yemen, and called on the parties to ensure that they adhere to the timetable set out for the process.

Yemen faces critical period to cement political settlement – UN envoy

The next few weeks will be critical as Yemen seeks to address its political, security and humanitarian challenges, a United Nations envoy stressed today, adding that the support of the international community will be vital to the transition process.

Yemen’s new Government taking steps to restore peace and stability – UN envoy

Yemen’s new Government has taken steps to restore peace and stability in the country, the United Nations special envoy for the country said today, explaining that the new measures include instructions that roadblocks be removed, soldiers return to their barracks and militias go back to their villages.

Secretary-General welcomes swearing in of Yemen's new government

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the swearing in of the Government of National Unity in Yemen, calling it an important milestone in implementing the transitional agreement in the country.

Condemning violence in Yemen, UN rights chief urges protection of civilians

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the killing of unarmed civilians in Yemen in recent days, and stressed that lethal force and heavy weapons must not be used against peaceful protesters.

Conflict and chronic poverty leave millions of Yemenis in need of relief – UN official

Large segments of the population of Yemen are enduring chronic deprivation exacerbated by the breakdown of the delivery of essential social services as a result of civil unrest and widespread violence, a senior United Nations relief official who just returned from the country said today.

Yemenis facing deepening humanitarian crisis, UN relief official warns

Millions of people in Yemen are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, a senior United Nations relief official said today, warning that the situation is likely to deteriorate over the next year despite the recent accord to restore peace and stability.

Welcoming accord in Yemen, Security Council urges timely implementation

The Security Council today welcomed the new political agreement in Yemen and the mechanism outlining how it can be implemented, but stressed that the deal must be strictly implemented to end unrest and restore stability in the country.

Political transition settlement reached in Yemen – UN envoy

Yemen’s warring forces have agreed to a political transition settlement, the top United Nations envoy to the country announced today, calling the deal “an important milestone towards restoring peace and stability, maintaining national unity and territorial integrity, and laying the foundation for economic recovery.”

Events in Yemen feature in talks between Assembly President and Nobel laureate

The President of the General Assembly and Nobel laureate Tawakkul Karman have discussed developments in her native Yemen during a meeting at United Nations Headquarters, as well as the wider pro-reform movement across the Middle East and North Africa.