The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed grave concern at the potentially disastrous impact on civilians of the military offensive against the port of Hudaydah, launched on 13 June by pro-government forces backed by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), against Houthi fighters who have been holding the port.
Good afternoon. I want to make a short statement today to bring you up to date. For the moment I will probably not take questions because there are many details that I would like to be able to elaborate on at a second opportunity [when you will be able to ask questions].
I am in a process, as you know, of consultations and the reason is that we are intensifying our efforts to facilitate the way forward on the Syrian political process as mandated by the Security Council and resolution 2254.
Our humanitarian colleagues are deeply concerned over reported civilian casualties in northern Syria as a result of indiscriminate attacks by armed opposition groups.
Le Conseil de sécurité aura, en juin, sous la présidence de la Fédération de Russie, un programme de travail chargé, qui s’est ouvert, dès cet après-midi, avec une réunion consacrée à la détérioration de la situation à Gaza. Au titre des faits importants, cinq membres non permanents du Conseil de sécurité doivent être élus le 8 juin.