Yemen

Yemen: UN experts condemn drone strikes on mistaken wedding processions

Independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern about recent lethal drone airstrikes, allegedly conducted by United States forces in Yemen, and stressed the need for accountability as a result of their use.

UN officials welcome new Yemeni agreement on State structure, status of south

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his envoy for Yemen have welcomed an agreement, reached yesterday through the country’s ongoing National Dialogue Conference, on the structure of the State and the status of the southern region, which has experienced separatist movements.

Yemen: UN officials strongly condemn terrorist attacks against defence ministry

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Adviser for Yemen have both strongly condemned the terrorist attacks today against the country’s Ministry of Defence that reportedly killed more than 20 people and caused many injuries.

Ban urges good faith participation by all sides in Yemen's national dialogue

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides in Yemen to participate in good faith in the country's ongoing National Dialogue and to “refrain from any obstruction of the transition process.”

Yemen: Senior UN humanitarian official urges access to thousands cut off from aid

Back from a visit to northern Yemen where an armed conflict is entering its sixth week, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has called for access to thousands of internally displaced people – some in need to emergency medical care.

Yemen: UN Security Council welcomes progress in political transition

Welcoming progress thus far in Yemen’s ongoing political transition, the Security Council today pledged to support the Government’s efforts to rebuild the economy and promote national dialogue while warning all those intent on derailing the exercise that it is ready to consider “further measures in response to any actions by individuals or parties that are aimed at disrupting the transition process.”

Senior UN official brokers accord to allow medical aid, supplies to northern Yemen

A senior United Nations official in Yemen has helped to broker an agreement to allow in medical and other supplies, and to evacuate the wounded from the northern part of the country, which has experience escalating violence, it was announced today.

Yemen’s future cannot be built on impunity, senior UN rights official stresses

Yemen’s future cannot be built on impunity for past abuses, a senior United Nations official stressed today, calling on the country to ensure that human rights are enshrined in its constitution and effectively carried out as it moves forward with its transition.

Yemen faces critical juncture, must continue political transition – UN envoy

As the national dialogue nears its end, Yemen faces a critical juncture in its political transition, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today, adding that despite remarkable progress, the country still faces numerous challenges.

Ban calls on Yemenis to advance transition, encourages partners to intensify support

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Yemenis to live up to their responsibilities to advance the country’s “historic” transition to democracy, and encouraged international partners to step up their engagement in support of this goal.