United Nations Mission In Support Of The Hodeidah Agreement

Last month, the Secretary-General wrote to the members of the Council to conduct a UNMDA review. The review documents difficulties in setting up the mission, such as the operating environment in Hodeidah and the Houthi authorities` slow approval of visas for mission personnel and clearances for equipment, such that UNMHA “has just maintained its initial operational capacity to deliver on its mandate.” In accordance with the Secretary-General`s proposal of 31 December 2018 for the establishment of the mission, UNMHA will have up to 75 observers and other support staff. The draft resolution calls on the Secretary-General to send the mission quickly and to include the term “complete” in the text, which seems to implicitly indicate delays in the commissioning of unsealed CNUHA. The UN secretariat is made up of the Secretary-General and tens of thousands of international UN officials who carry out the day-to-day work of the United Nations, mandated by the General Assembly and other the organization`s other main bodies. The Secretary-General is the head of the organization and is appointed by the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council, for a renewable five-year term. UN personnel are recruited internationally and locally and work in duty stations and peacekeeping missions around the world. But serving the cause of peace in a violent world is a dangerous occupation. Since the creation of the United Nations, hundreds of courageous men and women have given their lives to their service. The United Nations also provides a forum for its members to express their views to the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees. By allowing dialogue among its members and launching negotiations, the Organization has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and resolve problems together. Authorized personnel: up to 75 observers and additional staff with a range of field expertise, Administrative and Security Procedures On 16 January 2019, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution S/2019/2452 authorizing the creation of a new special political mission, the United Nations Mission in Support of the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA). In the same resolution, the Security Council called on the Secretary-General to submit proposals by 31 December 2018 on how the United Nations will fully support the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, including the content of the ceasefire and the redistribution of troops.

He also appointed the United Nations to chair the Coordination Committee for Redistribution (CSR), which was established to oversee the ceasefire and the redistribution of troops. The Secretary General has appointed retired Major General Patrick Cammaert (Netherlands) as President of the RCC. Cammaert arrived in Hudaydah on 22 December 2018 with an advance team and began providing UN support for the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement. The Security Council today extended the mandate of a United Nations political mission overseeing a peace agreement between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi militia in the port city of Hudaydah. The review further covers the challenges of the texting the broad framework provided by the Hodeidah agreement into actionable plans for its implementation, which has required ongoing negotiations between the parties overoverby the RCC chair and UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. This implies the need to reach an agreement on the local security forces that will secure the city and the ports before they begin to redistribute the forces of the city of Hodeidah. It warns that even after an agreement on outstanding issues, full implementation, including the evacuation of military gatherings and mines, will result in a long-term commitment.