UAE calls on the international community to help Yemen

October 1, 2019

Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of UAE to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, delivered the UAE’s address to the Human Rights Council as part of the public debate on humanrights, technical assistance and capacity building in Yemen.

The UAE reiterated its support for the efforts of the UN Secretary General and his Special Envoy for Yemen to convince the parties to the Yemeni conflict to implement immediately and fully all relevant Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution 2216/2015 /, withoutpreconditions or restrictions.

This came in a speech delivered by HE Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of the State to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva to the forty-second session of the Human Rights Council in the framework of the generaldebate on human rights and the provision of technical assistance and capacity-building in Yemen.

Regarding the humanitarian situation in Yemen, Ambassador Zaabi called on the international community to facilitate the unimpededdelivery of humanitarian assistance throughoutYemen, in accordance with the principles of international humanitarianlaw.

His Excellency also urged all donor countries and organizations to fulfill their commitment to provide financial support for the UN Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen for 2019, pointing out the support provided by the UAE of US $ 5.91 billion to cover basic humanitarian needs during the period from 2015 to 21 September. / 2019.

Al-Zaabi called for mobilizing the necessary resources to face the economic and social challenges facing Yemen, in coordination with the international donor community and in accordance with the priorities set by the Yemeni authorities.

He also called on the Office of the High Commissioner for HumanRights to continue to provide technical support and assistance to the Government of Yemen and technical support to the National Commission of Inquiry to ensure the continued implementation of its mandate in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 30 of 22 August 2019.

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