The Special Envoy to the Secretary-General on Yemen (SESG)

unct-ye-sesg-meeting-image-2016Yemen Peace Talks, Geneva, December 2015. UN Photo


The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG) for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is leading the UN’s efforts to build consensus towards a political agreement in order to end the fighting in the country.

The Secretary General established a Special Political Mission (SPM) for Yemen in 2011 to support the implementation of the GCC Initiative and the National Dialogue. The SPM, now headed by the Special Envoy, is working closely with the Yemeni government, other Yemeni stakeholders, and Member States in the region, to find ways to stop the outspread violence and bring the country back to a peaceful and orderly political process.

The Special Envoy is working closely with the Yemeni civil society, particularly with youth and women’s groups, in order to ensure the viability of the political transition after the war and consensus on the next steps of the transition.