September 16, 2019
 In 2024-Situation in Yemen

Topic: 2024-Situation in Yemen
Country: United Kingdom
Delegate Name: RJ,Langen

Topic: 2024-Situation in Yemen
Country: United Kingdom
Delegate Name: RJ Langen
Forest Hills Northern

The United Kingdom is deeply concerned about the ongoing humanitarian crisis and political instability in Yemen, which has resulted in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, with more than 24 million people in need of assistance, including 12 million children. The UK supports the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to facilitate a peaceful resolution of the conflict and to implement the Stockholm Agreement, which was signed in December 2018 and includes a ceasefire in Hodeidah, a prisoner exchange, and a statement of understanding on Taiz.

The UK believes that a comprehensive political settlement is the only way to end the suffering of the Yemeni people and to address the root causes of the conflict, such as poverty, corruption, lack of governance, and marginalization of certain groups. The UK calls on all parties to the conflict to engage constructively with the UN-led process and to show flexibility and compromise, as well as to respect international humanitarian law, to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and to allow unhindered access to humanitarian aid. The UK also supports the efforts of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) to monitor the situation in Yemen and to provide recommendations for further action, in line with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The UK reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Yemen. The UK condemns any interference by external actors that fuels the conflict and undermines the prospects for peace, such as the provision of weapons and military support to any of the parties. The UK urges all regional and international actors to play a constructive role in supporting the UN-led process and to refrain from any actions that could escalate tensions or threaten stability in Yemen or the wider region. The UK also calls for an end to the proliferation of ballistic missiles and drones by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, which pose a serious threat to regional security and civilian lives.

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