Jordan

06 January 2021, Amman, Jordan

Secretary-General's video message to the Stockholm Initiative Ministerial Meeting

I am pleased to convey my warm greetings to the Stockholm Initiative’s Ministerial meeting.

Individually, you represent different regions.

Together, you represent a collective commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons – the highest disarmament priority of the United Nations.

I commend your efforts to strengthen the disarmament and non-proliferation regime, especially its centrepiece, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

In seeking common ground, you are working to overcome a dangerous trust deficit between nuclear-armed States.

27 April 2020, Amman, Jordan

Note to Correspondents: Statement by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen on developments in the south [scroll down for Arabic version]

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is concerned by the 25 April declaration by the Southern Transitional Council (STC).
 
“The latest turn of events is disappointing, especially as the city of Aden and other areas in the south have yet to recover from flooding and are facing the risk of COVID-19,” said Mr. Griffiths.
 

08 April 2020, Amman, Jordan

Note to Correspondents: Statement by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths - on the Unilateral Ceasefire by Joint Forces Command

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomes the announcement by the Joint Forces Command of a two-week unilateral ceasefire covering all ground, maritime and air operations in Yemen starting 9 April. The announcement comes in support of the UN’s peace process and the UN Secretary-General’s call for a nationwide ceasefire in order to avert the grave risks of a COVID-19 outbreak.
 

19 March 2020, Amman, Jordan

Note to Correspondents: Statement by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen

 The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is following with alarm the continuous military campaign in Al Jawf and Marib and the tragic toll it is taking on the lives of civilians and the prospects of peace. 

“At a time when the world is struggling to fight a pandemic, the focus of the parties must shift away from fighting one another to ensuring that the population will not face even graver risks,” Mr. Griffiths said.  

Nada Youssef A. Al Nashif Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Nada Youssef A. Al Nashif

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 6 December 2019 the appointment of Nada Al Nashif of Jordan as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. She will succeed Kate Gilmore of Australia to whom the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights are deeply grateful for her dedicated service to the United Nations human rights programme during the past four years.
 

16 May 2019, Amman, Jordan

Note to Correspondents: Meeting on the Economic Provisions of the Hudayda Agreement Concludes [scroll down for Arabic version]

The Yemeni parties met from 14 to 16 May to discuss the implementation of the economic provisions of the Hudayda Agreement in Amman. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) with the presence of representatives of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Development Programme.
 

13 May 2019, Amman, Jordan

Note to Correspondents: Yemeni parties meet in Amman on Economic Provisions of Hudayda Agreement [scroll down for Arabic version]

Note to Correspondents from the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen

06 April 2019, Amman

Opening remarks to the press after visit to the UNRWA Baqa’a camp

It was a very emotional moment for me to enter the classroom of the UNRWA school for Palestine refugees and to see young children learning about and discussing human rights, and then to participate in a student parliament. And to see that in 700 schools, 530,000 Palestine refugee children are learning not only about science and about mathematics or about Arabic, but are learning about human rights, about democracy, about tolerance, making the conditions to be exemplary citizens. And this is something that warms my heart.