United Nation Peace Envoy Jamal Benomar Resigns [ Current Affairs ]


Jamal Benomar who is UN (United Nation) peace envoy to Yemen, has resigned after losing support from Gulf countries for his mission in the conflict-riven nation. UN Security Council adopted his resignation and comes after a resolution calling for the swift resumption of peace talks and an end to violence in Yemen on 14 April 2015.

Image of Jamal Benomar

Image of Jamal Benomar

United Nation Peace Envoy

Jamal Benomar was serving as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy for Yemen in 2012. The adopted resolution adopted calls on the Huthis to withdraw from Sanaa and all other areas they have seized.

In 1994, Jamal Benomar joined UN (United Nation)and he had served at various key of posts of different UN agencies.

It included United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA).

In January 2015, the security situation in Yemen deteriorated after the Shia Houthis rebels had seized power by dissolving Yemen’s government and parliament.

Since, Jamal Benomar had controlled key of government buildings in capital Sanaa including Presidential Palace.

- Published on: April 20, 2015