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Virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen
1 March 2021

https://www.unocha.org/yemen2021Ten things you need to know about Yemen right now (18 February 2021)
https://www.unocha.org/story/ten-things-you-need-know-about-yemen-right-now

 

 

Note to Correspondents: Update on preparations of the UN technical mission to the SAFER oil tanker (2 February 2021): https://bit.ly/3aReaOD

Questions and answers about the UN mission to the SAFER oil tanker in Yemen (UN News, 30 December 2020):
https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1081162

UN experts: technical team must be allowed to avert oil spill disaster threatening Yemen (12 November 2020):
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=26498

Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ over environmental threat posed by stricken oil tanker off Yemen coast (UN News, 14 August 2020):
https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/08/1070272

IMO assists efforts to prevent an oil spill from FSO Safer (14 August 2020): http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/WhatsNew/Pages/default.aspx

Without access to stricken oil tanker off Yemen, Under-Secretary-General, briefing Security Council, warns of environmental, economic, humanitarian catastrophe (SC/14254, 15 July 2020):
https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sc14254.doc.htm

 


UN News Focus: Yemen

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

Yemen Peace Talks
(UN News Centre Stories)

Security Council

  • Meetings in 2021: 18 February, 14 January – The Situation in the Middle East
    Meeting records, press releases and resolutions:
    https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/meetings-2020-vtc
  • 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/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:

Security Council Press Statements:

 

Human Rights Council

Selected documents:

    • 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 (Advance Edited Version): https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/GEE-Yemen/2020-09-09-report.pdf
    • 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://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=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, http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/MENARegion/Pages/YemenReport2017.aspx
    • A/HRC/33/38 (4 August 2016): Situation of human rights in Yemen:
      http://undocs.org/A/HRC/33/38
      Press release, video & infographics: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/MENARegion/Pages/YemenReport.aspx
    • 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.

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