||National and local authorities, vulnerable groups, women, men, boys and girls, private sector
||All Yemenis [indirect]
||Office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
||Ndeye Maty Cisse
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What is the Peace Support Facility?
The Peace Support Facility (PSF) was created in April 2019 further to the December 2018 Stockholm negotiations led by the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Yemen. Working with parties to the conflict, the purpose is to support the peace process by working to accelerate the implementation of the agreements reached.
The PSF aims to build public support for the peace process by achieving concrete and rapid improvement in people lives in areas identified by the UN Special Envoy. The intent is to demonstrate alternatives to conflict, create local demand for peace, build confidence in the peace process and motivate parties to fully engage in the Special Envoy's peace process.
What does it do?
The PSF works to provide assistance toward the implementation of initiatives agreed upon by the parties, supporting priorities identified during the peace negotiations.
It seeks to deliver activities that mobilize the political process by creating space to discuss initiatives that have developed out of dialogue and that contribute to peace building. The intent is that this will occur mostly in neglected areas and/or among underrepresented groups.
As the parties agree to support a future peace deal, the Facility will also supports transitional governance arrangements related to core government functions such as the Presidency, Central Bank and the security sector, as well as transitional mechanisms established to work toward a peace agreement.
Update on ongoing projects
The PSF is currently implementing initiatives that emerged from recommendations made from the Port of Hodeidah assessment undertaken in July 2019. Endorsed by the Steering Committee, these include:
- Rehabilitating the Port of Hodeidah’s training center;
- Rehabilitating the workshop and generator shelter;
- Conducting an electrical assessment mission for the ports of Hodeida, Salif and Ras Issa;
- Assessing the damaged gantry cranes;
- Procuring genset spare parts and rolling equipment.
Who are PSF donors?
The PSF has initially been established as a two-year initiative with a budget of USD 20 million for 2019-2020. To date, more than USD 16.6 million has been mobilised from ten donors including: Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and UNDP.
PSF Resource Mobilization Summary
||Amount in USD
|Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC)
|Total Contributions Received
*Data as of 26 March 2020
The PSF has mobilized 83 per cent of its planned budget for Phase 1 (2019-2020); 13 per cent has been spent and USD 3,397,242.36 is yet to be mobilised. The funding gap does not take into account UNDP’s 2020 contribution (yet to be determined) and an additional Euro 2 million pledged by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
2019 was focused upon recruiting personnel and expertise, developing partnerships, setting up the governance structure and assessing potential initiatives, and preparing technical work and high-level political dialogue to align both parties around the identified initiatives.