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30 Oct 2014 description
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As the school year begins, children in Al Mokha are smiling twice. In addition to registering at school, this week many are also being given a birth certificate for the first time. "With my green birth certificate I can now study and learn and become a teacher, inshallah", said Najma, a 7 year old girl at Al Shadeli School.
Birth certificates are one of the most basic of human rights.

15 Sep 2014 description
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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the European Union Heads of Mission in Yemen:

10 Feb 2014 description
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The Council adopted the following conclusions:

  1. The European Union salutes the positive conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and commends the work and collaborative spirit of its delegates and the role played by President Hadi. The National Dialogue has set an example in the region of an inclusive consultation process open to all and aimed at responding to the aspirations of the people. This has closed an essential phase in Yemen's transition, implemented on the basis of the 2011 Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative.

21 Oct 2013 description
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Summary: 21 October 2013, Luxembourg - Council of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting conclusions on Yemen

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

26 Jun 2013 description
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Luxembourg, 24 June 2013

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

08 Mar 2013 description
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Brussels, 07 March 2013
A 119/13

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued the following statement today:

“Today’s meeting has once again demonstrated the usefulness of the Friends of Yemen group. It underlined how committed the international community is to helping Yemen make a success of its transition.

19 Nov 2012 description
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3199th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting

Brussels, 19 November 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

14 May 2012 description
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3166th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels, 14 May 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

27 Mar 2012 description

Key messages

  • High food prices and political instability have pushed additional poor households into a condition of extreme food insecurity.

  • Widespread lack of access to food is reported. Food distributions by international agencies are constrained by conflict and high levels of insecurity.

  • According to UNHCR some 320,000 people are internally displaced while some 212,000 are Somali refugees fleeing the country as conflict continues.

27 Feb 2012 description
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3149th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting

Brussels, 27 February 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

27 Feb 2012 description
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3149th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting

Brussels, 27 February 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

"1. Ahead of the 19th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the EU reaffirms its strong support to the Human Rights Council and welcomes the progress made in performing its mandate over the last year.

22 Feb 2012 description
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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, made today the following statement:

15 Feb 2012 description
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The EU fully supports the transition process in Yemen and the early Presidential elections of 21 February 2012. These elections will allow Yemen to turn a new page in its history and to engage in a two year transition process, which aims at carrying out a comprehensive national dialogue and drafting a new constitution that shall respond to the legitimate demands of the Yemeni people. The elections will provide an opportunity for the Yemeni people to vote for a new Yemen and to express their support to the peaceful transfer of power and the political transition process.

24 Jan 2012 description
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M. Hugues Mingarelli, Managing Director for the Middle East and Southern Neighborhood at the European External Action Service, will carry out a visit to Yemen from 24 to 27 of January 2012. This visit of the top European Union official responsible for the region aims at reaffirming the unequivocal political support of the EU to the transition process in Yemen and to the Yemeni people. M. Mingarelli will sign two financial agreements, for a total amount of 18 M€, one aimed at promoting human rights and child protection, the other focused on sustainable employment generation.

22 Dec 2011 description
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Brussels, 22 December 2011

A 529/11

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission made today the following statement:

"Today I called Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi of Yemen, to underline my firm support for his efforts to lead the way in taking forward Yemen’s political transition on the basis of the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative.

12 Dec 2011 description
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Brussels, 12 December 2011
18321/11
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The Council today approved the concept for a new Common Security and Defence Policy mission to support regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean states. This decision kicks off operational planning for the mission.

14 Nov 2011 description
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3124th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Brussels, 14 November 2011

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

04 Nov 2011 description

Key Messages

The prices of basic commodities remained high, which together with fuel shortage, are limiting households' food access and resulting in deteriorating food security conditions.

International agencies report a situation of food and humanitarian crisis with an estimated 1.8 million people in need of food and emergency assistance.

Continuing conflicts and insecurity particularly in governorates of Arhab, Sana'a and Abyan, together with limited humanitarian access are major drivers of food insecurity among IDPs populations.

11 Oct 2011 description
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3117th FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Luxembourg, 10 October 2011

The Council adopted the following conclusions: "