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  UN special envoy underscores need tThe United Nations UN Security Council says it has the responsibility to help Yemen take necessary and decisive steps towards peace Hans Grundberg the UN Special Envoy to Yemen said on Tuesday While continuing to count on international support to implement extend and expand the current truce Grundberg underscored the need to end the conflict not merely manage it We all need to remind ourselves that failure to reach an agreement to extend the truce will lead to renewed cycles of escalation and violence with predictable and devastating consequences for Yemen s population He told the UN Security Council and called on all relevant parties to build a lasting peace The diplomat lauded the parties for extending the truce until Oct 2 continuing the longest pause in fighting since the war began over seven years ago The agreement provided two months for negotiations to improve Yemeni lives and find further steps to end the conflict as well as humanitarian and economic measures including airport opening and fuel imports flow The UN brokered truce came into effect on April 2 and has been extended bi monthly ever since Four and a half months in the current truce continues to broadly hold in military terms Grundberg noted While there was a significant decline in civilian casualties he flagged a worrying development that child casualties were surging and now constitute about 40 per cent of reported civilian casualties Grundberg said that relevant parties of the agreement have continued to emphasise the need to build on the existing truce to include more economic and security priorities and durable solutions for political issues He proposed an expanded truce that includes a transparent disbursement mechanism to regularly pay civil servant salaries and civilian pensions The road openings regular fuel flow and a durable ceasefire to prepare for the resumption of a Yemeni led political process under UN auspices www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
UN special envoy underscores need to end conflict in Yemen

1 UN special envoy underscores need tThe United Nations (UN) Security Council says it has the responsibility to help Yemen take necessary and decisive steps towards peace.

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2 Hans Grundberg, the UN Special Envoy to Yemen said on Tuesday.

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3 While continuing to count on international support to implement, extend, and expand the current truce, Grundberg underscored the “need to end the conflict, not merely manage it.

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“We all need to remind ourselves that failure to reach an agreement to extend the truce will lead to renewed cycles of escalation and violence, with predictable and devastating consequences for Yemen’s population.

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He told the UN Security Council and called on all relevant parties to build a lasting peace.

6 The diplomat lauded the parties for extending the truce until Oct. 2, continuing the longest pause in fighting since the war began over seven years ago.

7 The agreement provided two months for negotiations to improve Yemeni lives and find further steps to end the conflict, as well as humanitarian and economic measures, including airport opening and fuel imports flow.

8 The UN-brokered truce came into effect on April 2 and has been extended bi-monthly ever since.

9 Four and a half months in, the current truce continues to broadly hold in military terms, Grundberg noted.

10 While there was a significant decline in civilian casualties, he flagged a worrying development that child casualties were surging and now constitute about 40 per cent of reported civilian casualties.

11 Grundberg said that relevant parties of the agreement have continued to emphasise the need to build on the existing truce to include more economic and security priorities and durable solutions for political issues.

12 He proposed an expanded truce that includes a transparent disbursement mechanism to regularly pay civil servant salaries and civilian pensions.

13 The road openings, regular fuel flow and a durable ceasefire to prepare for the resumption of a Yemeni-led political process under UN auspices.

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