NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS ON YEMEN

4 November 2018

The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, held a consultative meeting with a group of independent Yemeni figures, who represent a wide spectrum of the Yemeni society, to discuss the current situation in Yemen, and his endeavors to resume the political process. More than 30% of the Yemeni figures taking part in this meeting were women. This one-day meeting, which convened in Amman under Chatham House rules, is the second of its kinds that brings together independent Yemeni figures and the Special Envoy, as the first meeting took place in Wilton Park-London, in August 2018.

Griffiths stressed his keenness to engage with various Yemeni figures, as well as representatives of civil society and women groups, as representatives of the voice of Yemeni citizens at large. The Special Envoy discussed with the participants his ongoing efforts to achieve progress on Confidence Building Measures, and to resume the political process swiftly.

Discussions during this meeting covered a wide range of issues, including the deteriorating humanitarian and economic conditions, the lack of basic services, in addition to necessary steps for de-escalating the conflict in Yemen.