Yemen has been facing a tragic and complex political military crisis since 2011, with grave implications for the country’s future and the whole region.
In 2012, the United Nations Secretary-General established a Special Political Mission for Yemen, upon a call by the United Nations Security Council, and its decision 2014 (October 2011) urging the Secretary-General to continue to exercise his good offices to support Yemen.
The Special Political Mission for Yemen also known as the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen, focuses on supporting Yemen’s return to a peaceful political transition in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative, the outcomes of the National Dialogue and Security Council resolutions.
Its mandate revolves around:
• engaging with all sides in Yemen, including the Government, political parties, civil society organizations, women, youth and other actors in support of an inclusive Yemeni-led transition;
• leading United Nations support and coordinating international assistance to the key processes of the transition;
• working closely with the members of the, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Security Council and other international partners to ensure strong and consistent international backing for peace and stability in Yemen.
The Special Envoy provides briefings to the Security Council, on behalf of the Secretary-General, on developments in Yemen, including on the implementation of the outcomes of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference, every 60 days.
The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen's (OSESGY) core work involves Political Facilitation, National Dialogue, Public Outreach and engaging with Women, Youth and Civil Society Organisations.
• Political Facilitation
• National Dialogue
• Women, Youth and Civil Society Organisations
• Public Outreach
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