Yemen – Adoption of a resolution establishing the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) (17 January 2019)

France welcomes the Security Council’s unanimous adoption yesterday of Resolution 2452 establishing the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). In the wake of the adoption of Resolution 2451 at the end of 2018, this latest resolution reaffirms the Security Council’s commitment to supporting UN mediation in Yemen.

UNMHA’s core mission will be monitoring the parties’ compliance with the ceasefire in the Hodeidah Governorate, along with the redeployment of troops, consistent with the agreements reached in Stockholm. It is vital to secure the Hodeidah Governorate, which includes Yemen’s main port through which 85% of food and health aid and 70% of the country’s imports pass, at a time when the Yemenis are facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

France calls on all the parties to continue and to translate into action the positive momentum created by the Stockholm talks. It reiterates its full support for UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. It calls for holding new political discussions under the UN’s authority in a timely manner, with the aim of reestablishing a lasting peace, easing the humanitarian distress affecting the people of Yemen, and guaranteeing the stability of the Arabian Peninsula.