UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Yemen

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Note to Correspondents: Joint statement on Detention of United Nations and Non-Governmental Organization Personnel in Yemen (13 June 2024):
https://tinyurl.com/yk6v56dr

Joint Statement by 190 Humanitarian Organisations in Yemen: Humanitarian partners urge donors to remain committed to the millions in need in Yemen (6 May 2024)
https://tinyurl.com/ysr4psrx

Update on efforts to secure a UN roadmap to end the war in Yemen
(23 December 2023)

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/update-efforts-secure-un-roadmap-end-war-yemen

A Year after the Truce Agreement: The Way Ahead – By The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg (2 April 2023)
https://osesgy.unmissions.org/year-after-truce-agreement-way-ahead

UN relief chief: Peace is the greatest gift that could be given to the people of Yemen  (27 February 2023)
https://www.unocha.org/story/un-relief-chief-peace-greatest-gift-could-be-given-people-yemen

UN and partners appeal for $4.3 billion for aid operations in Yemen (27 February 2023)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/02/1133932

Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection (25 January 2023)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/01/1132842

UN Humanitarian chief: Access constraints widespread in Yemen (16 January 2023)
https://www.unocha.org/story/un-humanitarian-chief-access-constraints-widespread-yemen

Ten things you need to know about Yemen (31 May 2021)
https://unocha.exposure.co/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-yemen

 


UN News Focus: Yemen

https://news.un.org/en/focus/yemen

Yemen Peace Talks
(UN News Centre Stories)

Security Council

  • Meetings in 2024: 13 June, 13 May, 15 April, 14 March, 14 February, 12, 10 January – Maintenance of international peace and security
    Meeting records, press releases and resolutions:
    https://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2024

  • Meetings in 2023: 14, 8 November, 16 August, 10 July, 17 May, 17 April, 15 March, 15 February, 16 January – The Situation in the Middle East
    https://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2023
  • Meetings in 2022: 22 November, 13 October, 15 August, 13, 11 July, 14 June13 April, 15 March, 28, 15 February, 12, 4 January – The Situation in the Middle East
    https://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2022
  • Meetings in 2021: 11 November, 10 September, 23 August, 14 July, 15, 3 June, 12 May, 15 April, 16 March, 25, 18 February, 14 January – The Situation in the Middle East
    https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/meetings-2020-vtc
    https://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2021
  • Meetings in 2020: 14 December, 11 November, 15 October, 18 August, 28, 15 July, 24 June, 14 May, 16 April, 25, 18 February, 16, 13 January – The Situation in the Middle East
    https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/meetings-2020-vtc
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2020
  • Meetings in 2019: 22 November, 17 October, 16 September, 20 August, 18, 15 July, 17 June, 15 May, 15 April, 27 March, 26, 19 February, 16, 9 January  – The Situation in the Middle East
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2019
  • Meetings in 2018: 21, 14 December, 16 November, 23 October, 21, 11 September, 2 August, 17 April, 15 March, 27, 26 February – The Situation in the Middle East
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2018
  • Meetings in 2017: 10 October, 18 August, 15 June, 30 May, 23 February, 26 January – The Situation in the Middle East; 10 March – Briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2017
  • Meetings in 2016: 31 October, 31 August, 21 June, 25, 15 April, 3 March, 24, 17, 16 February – The Situation in the Middle East
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2016
  • Meetings in 2015: 22 December, 23 October, 19 August, 28 July, 14 April, 22 March, 24, 15, 12 February – The Situation in the Middle East
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2015
  • Meetings in 2014: 11 December, 29 August, 14 May, 26 February – The Situation in the Middle East
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2014
  • Meetings in 2013: 11 June – The Situation in the Middle East; 7 February – Briefing by the Security Council mission to Yemen
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2013

  • Meetings in 2012: 4 December, 29 May, 29 March, 28 February: Middle East
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2012
  • Meetings in 2011: 21 October 2011 – Middle East situation
    http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2011
  • Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014):
    https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/2140

    • S/2023/833 (2 November 2023): Letter dated 2 November 2023 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council: https://undocs.org/S/2023/833
      Transmits final report of the Panel.
    • S/2023/130 (21 February 2023): Letter dated 21 February 2023 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council: https://undocs.org/S/2023/130
      Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen.
    • S/2022/50 (26 January 2022): Letter dated 25 January 2022 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2022/50
      Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen.
    • S/2021/79 (25 January 2021): Letter dated 22 January 2021 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2021/79
      Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen.
    • S/2020/1255 (31 December 2020): Letter dated 18 December 2020 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/1255
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2020.
    • S/2019/969 (19 December 2019): Letter dated 16 December 2019 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/969
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2019.
    • S/2018/1125 (31 December 2018): Letter dated 17 December 2018 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/1125
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2018.
    • S/2018/594 (26 January 2018): Letter dated 26 January 2018 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen mandated by Security Council resolution 2342 (2017) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/594
      Previously issued under symbol S/2018/68. Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen.
    • S/2018/193 (31 January 2017): Letter dated 27 January 2017 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/193
      Previously issued under document symbol S/2017/81. Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts.
    • S/2018/192 (26 January 2016): Letter dated 22 January 2016 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/192
      Previously issued under document symbol S/2016/73. Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts.
    • S/2018/68 (26 January 2018): Letter dated 26 January 2018 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen mandated by Security Council resolution 2342 (2017) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/68
      Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen.
    • S/2017/1097 (29 December 2017): Letter dated 21 December 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1097
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2017.
    • S/2016/1122 (30 December 2016): Letter dated 21 December 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2016/1122
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2016.
    • S/2015/965 (31 December 2015): Letter dated 9 December 2015 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2015/965
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2015.
    • S/2015/125 (20 February 2015): Letter dated 20 February 2015 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2015/125
      Transmits final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen.

Resolutions:

    • S/RES/2707 (2023): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2707(2023)
      on renewal of sanctions against Yemen imposed by Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) until 15 Nov. 2024 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 15 Dec. 2024
    • S/RES/2691 (2023): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2691(2023)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) until 14 July 2024
    • S/RES/2675 (2023): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2675(2023)
      on renewal of sanctions against Yemen imposed by Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) until 15 Nov. 2023 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 15 Dec. 2023
    • S/RES/2643 (2022): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2643(2022)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) until 14 July 2023
    • S/RES/2624 (2022): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2624(2022)
      on renewal of sanctions against Yemen imposed by Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) until 28 Feb. 2023 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 28 Mar. 2023
    • S/RES/2586 (2021): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2586(2021)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) until 15 July 2022
    • S/RES/2564 (2021): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2564(2021)
      on renewal of sanctions against Yemen imposed by Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) until 28 Feb. 2022 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 28 Mar. 2022
    • S/RES/2534 (2020): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2534(2020)
      Security Council extends mandate of Political Mission overseeing Yemen Peace Agreement for one year
    • S/RES/2511 (2020): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2511(2020)
      on renewal of sanctions against Yemen imposed by Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) until 26 Feb. 2021 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 28 Mar. 2021

 

Human Rights Council

Selected documents:

    • A/HRC/RES/54/29: Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 12 October 2023: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/54/29
    • A/HRC/54/74 (22 September 2023): Implementation of technical assistance provided to the National Commission of Inquiry to investigate allegations of violations and abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/54/74
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 51/39, covers the period from 7 Oct. 2022 to July 2023.
    • A/HRC/RES/51/39: Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 7 October 2022: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/51/39
    • A/HRC/51/62 (19 September 2022): Implementation of technical assistance provided to the National Commission of Inquiry to investigate allegations of violations and abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/51/62
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 48/21.
    • A/HRC/RES/48/21: Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 11 October 2021: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/48/21
    • A/HRC/48/20 (13 September 2021): Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 : report of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/48/20
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 45/15, presents an overview of findings concerning violations committed from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, as well as providing a select retrospective analysis. Annexes (p. 19-58): 1. Airstrikes and shelling attacks documented by the Group since its establishment : nowhere safe — 2. Satellite imagery analysis — 3. Map of Yemen — 4. Mapping of the main actors — Appendix 1: Government of Yemen command
    • A/HRC/48/48 (24 August 2021): Implementation of technical assistance provided to the National Commission of Inquiry to investigate allegations of violations and abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/48/48
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 45/26.
    • A/HRC/RES/45/26: Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 6 October 2020: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/45/26
    • A/HRC/RES/45/15: Situation of human rights in Yemen : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 6 October 2020: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/45/15
    • A/HRC/45/CRP.7 (29 September 2020): Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014: detailed findings of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen: https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/3888924?ln=en
      Submitted as a supplement to A/HRC/45/6; focuses on the period between July 2019 and June 2020. Includes annexes (p. 111-151): 1. Mapping of the main actors. Appendix 1: Government of Yemen command and control; Appendix 2: De facto authorities command and control — 2. Timeline of ten detained journalists by de facto authorities; Gender-based violence during the conflict in Yemen; Violations against children in Yemen.
    • A/HRC/45/57 (2 September 2020): Implementation of technical assistance provided to the National Commission of Inquiry to investigate allegations of violations and abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/45/57
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 42/31, provides an overview of technical assistance provided between Mar. 2016 and Aug. 2020.
    • A/HRC/45/6 (28 September 2020): Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 Report of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/45/6
    • A/HRC/42/CRP.1 (3 September 2019): Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014: Report of the detailed findings of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/GEE-Yemen/A_HRC_42_CRP_1.PDF
    • A/HRC/42/17 (9 August 2019): Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014: Report of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts as submitted to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/42/17
    • A/HRC/RES/42/2: Human rights situation in Yemen : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 26 September 2019: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/42/2
    • A/HRC/RES/39/16: Human rights situation in Yemen: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 28 September 2018: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/39/16
    • A/HRC/39/43 (17 August 2018): Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights containing the findings of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts and a summary of technical assistance provided by the Office of the High Commissioner to the National Commission of Inquiry: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/39/43
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 36/31, covers the period 1 Sept. 2014 to 30 June 2018. Annexes (p. 17-41): 1. Mapping of actors — 2. Access restrictions by the Government of Yemen/coalition– 3. The Joint Incidents Assessment Team — 4. Attacks affecting civilians.
    • A/HRC/36/33 (13 September 2017): Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014; Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/36/33
    • A/HRC/33/38 (4 August 2016): Situation of human rights in Yemen:
      http://undocs.org/A/HRC/33/38
      A/HRC/30/31 (7 September 2015): Situation of human rights in Yemen : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/30/31
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 27/19, covers the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.
    • A/HRC/27/44 (27 August 2014): Situation of human rights in Yemen : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/27/44
      Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 18/19, 9/29, 21/22 and 24/32.
    • A/HRC/21/37 (5 September 2012): Situation of human rights in Yemen : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/21/37
      This report follows up on the report of OHCHR on its assessment mission conducted from 28 June to 6 July 2011 (A/HRC/18/21), and its first progress report (A/HRC/19/51), which provided information from July until the end of 2011.
    • A/HRC/19/51 (13 February 2012): Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Yemen: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/19/51
      Reports on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Right’s visit to Yemen from 20 to 27 December 2011.
    • A/HRC/18/21 (16 September 2011) : Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the visit by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to Yemen: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/18/21
      Reports on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Right’s visit to Yemen from 28 June to 6 July 2011.

UN Entities

Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

Selected UN Documents

  • UN Member States on the Record: Yemen
    https://www.un.org/en/library/unms
    United Nations Member States on the Record provides access to selected documents reflecting the views of United Nations Member States.

Further Information

Non-UN Sources

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