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Resolution 2586

The situation in the Middle East.

Abstract

Resolution 2586 (2021)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 8819th meeting, on 14 July 2021
The Security Council,
Recalling its resolutions 2014 (2011), 2051 (2012), 2140 (2014), 2175 (2014), 2201 (2015), 2204 (2015), 2216 (2015), 2266 (2016), 2342 (2017), 2402 (2018), 2451 (2018), 2452 (2019), 2481 (2019), 2505 (2020), 2511 (2020), 2534 (2020), and 2564 (2021) and the Statements of its President of 15 February 2013, 29 August 2014, 22 March 2015, 25 April 2016, 15 June 2017 and 15 March 2018 concerning Yemen,
Recognising armed conflict exacerbates the COVID-19 pandemic and calling for implementation of the ceasefire call in resolutions 2532 (2020) and 2565 (2021),
Having considered the letters of the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council of 31 December 2018, 12 June 2019, 14 October 2019, 15 June 2020, and 3 June 2021 which were submitted pursuant to its past resolutions,
Reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Yemen and its commitment to stand by the people of Yemen,
Reaffirming its endorsement of the agreement reached in Sweden by the Government of Yemen and the Houthis on the City of Hodeidah and the Ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa (the Hodeidah Agreement), and reiterating its call on the parties to work cooperatively to implement all its provisions,
Reiterating its call upon the parties to work towards the stability of Hodeidah including through cooperation in the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and with the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), and stressing the importance of the functioning of the RCC and its joint mechanisms to implement the Hodeidah Agreement,
1. Decides to extend until 15 July 2022 the mandate of UNMHA to support the implementation of the Agreement on the City of Hodeidah and Ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa as set out in the Stockholm Agreement, circulated as S/2018/1134;
2. Decides further that, to support the parties in implementing their commitments in accordance with the Hodeidah Agreement, UNMHA shall undertake the following mandate:
(a) to lead, and support the functioning of, the RCC, assisted by a secretariat staffed by United Nations personnel, to oversee the governorate-wide ceasefire, redeployment of forces, and mine action operations;
(b) to monitor the compliance of the parties to the ceasefire in Hodeidah governorate and the mutual redeployment of forces from the city of Hodeidah and the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa;
(c) to work with the parties so that the security of the city of Hodeidah and the ports of Hodeidah, Salif, and Ras Issa is assured by local security forces in accordance with Yemeni law; and
(d) to facilitate and coordinate United Nations support to assist the parties to fully implement the Hodeidah Agreement;
3. Reiterates its approval of the proposals of the Secretary-General on the composition and operational aspects of UNMHA set out in the annex to his letter of 31 December 2018 to the President of the Council, and notes that the Mission will be headed by the Chair of the RCC at Assistant-Secretary-General level, reporting to the Secretary-General through the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Yemen and the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs;
4. Underlines the importance of close collaboration and coordination between all United Nations entities operating in Yemen in order to prevent duplication of effort and to maximise the leveraging of existing resources, including the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY), the Resident/Humanitarian Co-ordinator and the UN Country Team in Yemen, UNMHA and the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM);
5. Requests the Secretary-General to fully deploy UNMHA expeditiously, taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls on the parties to the Hodeidah Agreement to support the United Nations as set out in S/2019/28, including by ensuring the safety, security, and health of UNMHA personnel and the unhindered and expeditious movement into and within Yemen of UNMHA personnel and equipment, provisions and essential supplies, and demands an end to the hindrances to the movement of UNMHA personnel in Hodeidah governorate, particularly in conflict-affected districts, and expresses support for the efforts by UNMHA to reactivate the RCC and its joint mechanisms to implement the Hodeidah Agreement and to meet the access needs of all parties and be equally responsive to their requests;
6. Requests Member States, particularly neighbouring States, to support the United Nations as required for the implementation of UNMHA’s mandate;
7. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on a monthly basis on progress regarding the implementation of this resolution, including on any obstructions to the effective operation of UNMHA caused by any party; and on resolution 2451 (2018), including on any non-compliance by any party;
8. Further requests the Secretary-General to present to the Council a further review of UNMHA, at least one month before UNMHA’s mandate is due to expire;
9. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

Topics
Middle East, Yemen
Year
2021
Title
The situation in the Middle East.
Related with resolutions
2014 2051 2140 2175 2201 2204 2216 2266 2342 2402 2451 2452 2481 2505 2511 2532 2534 2564 2565
Security Council Composition
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