Tomorrow, Tuesday, the UN Security Council will hold a session to adopt the renewal of the sanctions regime in Yemen, a day before its end.
According to the monthly work program, the Security Council will discuss the sanctions regime in Yemen, and the Council is expected to adopt a decision to renew the sanctions regime and the mandate of the Group of Experts on Yemen.
It is noteworthy that the Security Council renews every year the regime of sanctions against Yemen for a period of one year, except for the last extension, which renewed the sanctions only for nine months and the mandate of the experts for ten months, considering the desired. results of the direct talks between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi militia.
These sanctions include freezing assets, banning foreign travel and prohibiting the supply, sale or transfer of weapons to entities and individuals accused of undermining peace, security and stability in Yemen.
Last February, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2675, according to which it renewed the sanctions regime on Yemen.
The resolution – drafted by Great Britain – extended the asset freeze and travel ban measures in the country until November 15, 2023, and the mandate of the expert group until December 15.
The resolution requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations to take the necessary administrative measures as soon as possible to re-establish the Group of Experts, in consultation with the Committee, by 15 December 2023, as appropriate, based on the experience of the members of the Group, established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014).
The resolution also requests the Group of Experts to deliver a mid-term update to the Sanctions Committee on Yemen no later than June 15 and a final report no later than October 15.
Regarding the ban on the supply of arms to the Houthis, the resolution reaffirmed the provisions of Resolution 2216 of April 14, 2015.
Council members then heard – in closed consultations – a briefing by the Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, the Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Joyce Msuya, and the Head of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeida Agreement (UNMHA), Major General Michael Beary.