The United Nations Security Council yesterday urged the parties to the conflict in Yemen to immediately resume talks with the UN envoy for that country and discuss his proposal for a comprehensive agreement covering both security and political issues.
The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria said yesterday (9 June 2015) that the time is not yet right for a resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, but that the intention is to begin an official third round “as soon as possible.
In his latest update on the Yemeni peace talks currently under way in Kuwait, the UN envoy for the conflict-torn country has reported that the two delegations discussed proposals to bridge the gap between their respective visions, reaching consensus on some issues.
Following “extensive” consultations with Yemeni leaders and regional partners, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen has announced that parties to the conflict have agreed to a nation-wide cessation of hostilities beginning at midnight on 10 April, in advance of the upcoming round of peace talks, scheduled for 18 April in Kuwait.
Talks aimed at resolving Kenya’s post-election violence have resumed in the capital Nairobi, amid fears among church and other groups that ethnic and political tensions are seriously worsening, in spite of efforts towards peace.
European governments - and particularly the UK government - should encourage peace talks between the Afghan government and insurgency groups such as the Taliban to find a way out of the current stalemate, according to Christian Aid.