Yemen

Yemen: closely monitoring ‘critical situation,’ UN rights office urges meaningful dialogue

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today that it is closely monitoring the critical situation in Yemen where the political dialogue is faltering and urged a meaningful dialogue to avoid further instability.

Yemen: Security Council calls on all parties to stay committed to peaceful political transition

The United Nations Security Council called for all parties in Yemen, including the Houthis, to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, according to a press statement released yesterday.

Security Council renews Yemen sanctions panel for 13 months to promote political transition

Under the terms of a resolution unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council today, members decided to extend the mandate of the group of four experts on Yemen, which was established to oversee sanctions measures employed against individuals and entities designated as threatening peace, security or stability in the country.

Yemen: amid continuing instability, UN food agency urges increased humanitarian support

As political uncertainty and violent clashes continue to keep Yemen in the grip of instability, the country's food situation is becoming increasingly insecure, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today, as the agency announced its determination to continue critical humanitarian relief operations across the country.

Yemen: Security Council demands Houthi militias withdraw from capital, join political talks

Demanding that secessionist Houthi militias in Yemen "immediately and unconditionally" withdraw from Government and security institutions, the Security Council this evening called on all Yemeni parties to engage in good faith in the United Nations-brokered political talks being led by Special Adviser Jamal Benomar.

Children’s education, nutrition fall victim to ongoing crisis in Yemen – UNICEF

The political and economic crisis engulfing Yemen is having a dangerous impact on the country’s youths, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today as it warned that increasing numbers of children are suffering from malnourishment while fewer are attending school.

Yemen crisis could spark new suffering for vulnerable children, UNICEF warns

Progress made in addressing malnutrition and preventable disease in Yemen could be undone if the political crisis continues there, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF has warned.

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'Yemen is collapsing before our eyes,' UN chief warns, urging international support to end crisis

Amid a dangerous political and humanitarian crisis and a seething secessionist movement, Yemen sits on the brink of collapse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council today, reminding the international community of its “solemn obligation” under the UN Charter to help the country prevent an escalation of the conflict and re-launch its political process.

UN chief welcomes resumption of negotiations to ‘steer Yemen through’ political impasse

The Secretary-General has today welcomed the announcement that the UN-facilitated negotiations in Yemen will reconvene on Monday.

UN chief says ‘challenging period’ in Yemen’s political transition must be overcome

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged parties to the Peace and National Partnership Agreement in Yemen overcome the current impasse so the peaceful democratic transition that was launched in 2011 can be fulfilled.