Report of the Consultative Meeting for Yemen
Larnaca, 6-8 Oct. 2015
This report outlines the results of the ‘Consultative Meeting for Yemen’, which took place in Larnaca, Cyprus, on 6, 7 and 8 October 2015. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Yemen, the World Bank and EU were joint conveners of this meeting, with the UNCT in Yemen acting as the principle organizer through the Resident Coordinator’s Office.
The meeting brought together a broad spectrum of non-political Yemeni nationals and international partners to jointly reflect on the way forward for Yemen and the role and nature of international assistance in the future. More specifically, the discussions of the meeting focused on the possible scenarios that may come to pass in Yemen in the near future; what the most important national priorities would be in each scenario, and what the appropriate response could be from the UN and its partners. These priorities and responses related to all areas of international assistance included the humanitarian, developmental and political, comprising issues of political transition, post-conflict recovery, and reconstruction, and state building.