UN / YEMEN TRUCE

30-Sep-2022 00:02:23
With the 2 October deadline for another extension of the peace truce in Yemen quickly approaching, the UN Secretary-General strongly urged the parties not only to renew but also to expand the truce’s terms and duration, said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 30 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

30 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Med shot, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Over the past six months, the Government of Yemen and the Houthis have taken important and bold steps towards peace by agreeing to, and twice renewing, a nationwide truce negotiated by the United Nations. With the 2 October deadline for another extension quickly approaching, I strongly urge the Yemeni parties not only to renew but also to expand the truce’s terms and duration, in line with the proposal presented.”
4. Wide shot, journalists in the briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The truce, which first came into effect on 2 April 2022, has brought the longest period of relative calm since the beginning of the war. Over the past six months, it has delivered tangible benefits and much needed relief to the Yemeni people, including a significant reduction in violence and civilian casualties country-wide, an increase in fuel deliveries through Hudaydah port, and the resumption of international commercial flights to and from Sana’a for the first time in almost six years. Yet more needs to be done to achieve its full implementation, including reaching an agreement on the reopening of roads in Taiz and other governorates and the payment of civil service salaries, would further improve the day-to-day life of ordinary Yemenis. In parallel, work on long-term political, economic and military issues, as proposed by my Special Envoy, would signal a significant shift towards finding lasting solutions.”
6. Med shot, journalist asking questions
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General urges the parties to seize this opportunity. This is the moment to build on the gains achieved and embark on a path towards the resumption of an inclusive and comprehensive political process to reach a negotiated settlement to end the conflict. The United Nations will spare no efforts to support the parties in this endeavour. This is a time for all leaders to prioritize the needs and aspirations of the Yemeni people and act in the national interest of Yemen. This is the time to choose peace for good.”
8. Wide shot, Dujarric in the podium
STORYLINE
With the 2 October deadline for another extension of the peace truce in Yemen quickly approaching, the UN Secretary-General strongly urged the parties not only to renew but also to expand the truce’s terms and duration, said a UN Spokesperson.

Briefing journalists on Friday (28 Sep) in New York, Stéphane Dujarric noted that, “over the past six months, the Government of Yemen and the Houthis have taken important and bold steps towards peace by agreeing to, and twice renewing, a nationwide truce negotiated by the United Nations.”

Dujarric said that the truce, which first came into effect on 2 April 2022, “has brought the longest period of relative calm since the beginning of the war.”

Over the past six months, it has delivered tangible benefits and much needed relief to the Yemeni people, including a significant reduction in violence and civilian casualties country-wide, an increase in fuel deliveries through Hudaydah port, and the resumption of international commercial flights to and from Sana’a for the first time in almost six years.

According to the Spokesperson, the Secretary-General believes that “more needs to be done to achieve its full implementation, including reaching an agreement on the reopening of roads in Taiz and other governorates and the payment of civil service salaries, would further improve the day-to-day life of ordinary Yemenis.”

In parallel, Guterres believes that work on long-term political, economic and military issues, as proposed by his Special Envoy, “would signal a significant shift towards finding lasting solutions.”

“The Secretary-General urges the parties to seize this opportunity. This is the moment to build on the gains achieved and embark on a path towards the resumption of an inclusive and comprehensive political process to reach a negotiated settlement to end the conflict,” said Dujarric.

According to him, “the United Nations will spare no efforts to support the parties in this endeavour.”

Reading the Secretary-General’s statement, Dujarric said that “this is a time for all leaders to prioritize the needs and aspirations of the Yemeni people and act in the national interest of Yemen” and “this is the time to choose peace for good.”
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