22 January 2018

Note to Correspondents: Yemen Envoy decides not to continue his mission after the end of his present mandate

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has informed the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres that he does not intend to continue in his position beyond the end of his current contract ending in February 2018.

The Special Envoy takes this opportunity to express his sincere thanks to the Secretary General for his strong and determined support to reach a political solution to the conflict that has engulfed the country.

In this moment, his thoughts go first to the Yemeni people who are worn out by this conflict and are enduring one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the world.
The Special Envoy remains committed to pursue through diplomacy an end to the violence and a political solution that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Yemeni people, until a successor is named.