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UNHCR / MIGRANTS GULF OF ADEN

The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that 44 people were missing and feared drowned after a smugglers’ boat capsized off the coast of southern Yemen in what UNHCR described as the worst such incident this year. CH UNTV

11 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRONES

 The UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism has called for independent investigations to be carried out into drone attacks after a series of strikes that resulted in unexpected civilian deaths in Afghanistan,Pakistan,Yemenand elsewhere. CH UNTV

11 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

The UN special envoy for Yemen Jamal Benomar said that a new Security Council resolution to support peaceful change and democratic governance in the coutnry sends a “strong and clear” message to Yemenis and that "spoilers" who seek to obstruct the transition will be held to account. UNTV  

26 Feb 2014 | Read More »

IMF/ MIDDLE EAST

The near-term economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region has weakened, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the region, which projects growth to decline to 2¼ percent this year and to pick up in 2014 as global conditions improve and oil production recovers. IMF

12 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

With the second round of the Yemen's national dialogue under way, the political transition in the country is largely on course, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today (11 June), urging continued cooperation and coordination among political parties, the Government and the donor community. UNTV

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DEATH PENALTY

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern today (5 April) over the reinstatement of the death penalty in a number of countries in the Middle East and Asia. CH UNTV

5 Apr 2013 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

Commenting on a closed door briefing on Yemen, Security Council President Rwandese Ambassador Eugene Richard Gasana says that besides some spoilers and terrorist acts the situation in Yemen "seems to be improving". UNTV

4 Apr 2013 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

Briefing the UN Security Council on a recent mission he co-chaired to Yemen, British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said today that while the country had been saved from civil war, “deep challenges remain”. UNTV

7 Feb 2013 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

The Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, told the Security Council today that Yemen "has just witnessed a historic milestone" as it marked on 23 November the first anniversary since the signing of its peace and transition agreement. UNTV

4 Dec 2012 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN CHILDREN IN CONFLICT

Briefing reporters on her recent trip to Yemen, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui said that all sides in the recent conflict there had recruited children. UNTV

3 Dec 2012 | Read More »

 

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