Yemen: Second Consultation Meeting of Eminent Personalities on Restoration of State Functions

01/26/2016

The second consultation meeting of Yemeni eminent personalities was held in Jordan from 7-10 December 2015. The meeting was organized by the Berghof Foundation in close consultation with the Office of the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen.

The meeting brought together a group of 14 eminent personalities from Yemen, representing a wide array of perspectives related to the various major social, political and geographical stakeholders. To allow for an open and constructive discussion, the participants were asked to contribute in a strictly personal capacity.

The thematic discussion at the meeting focused on the principles, options and process for the restoration of state functions. The participants came up with concrete ideas, steps and recommendations related to reviving the principle of National Partnership, the sequence and priorities in the process of restoring the state functions, as well as guarantees and mechanisms to support the implementation of future agreements.

The series of consultation meetings of Yemeni eminent personalities aims at enriching and complementing the UN-led negotiation efforts by developing ideas and mechanisms to support the political process. The meetings further provide space for exploring areas of common understanding on relevant issues among Yemeni stakeholders. The meetings intend to complement and strengthen negotiations and future talks between the Yemeni parties.