UN chief appoints new special envoy for Yemen

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UN chief appoints new special envoy for Yemen

UN chief appoints new special envoy for Yemen

(New York) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen.

Griffiths succeeds Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, to whom the Secretary General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service.

Griffiths brings extensive experience in conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation and humanitarian affairs. Since 2014, he has served as the first Executive Director of the European Institute of Peace.