Peace Support Facility Newsletter - Second Edition

Peace Support Facility Newsletter - 2nd edition

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Peace Support Facility Newsletter - Second Edition

October 28, 2020

On 29 September, the Steering Committee of the Peace Support Facility (PSF) met virtually to review the progress made during the last 12 months and to chart the way forward.

Briefing participants on the latest political developments, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen emphasized the recent positive breakthrough on the prisoner exchange demonstrating that agreements between the parties can be reached Griffiths also underscored PSF’s importance in implementing initiatives that may result from the Joint Declaration currently being negotiated with the parties.

Highlights presented to partners included the rehabilitation of the Training Center and the assessment of the Liebherr cranes in the Port of Hodeidah Additionally, it was noted that USD 6 million in procurement processes are underway to help further the emergency port rehabilitation, and the first initiatives under Window 2 will start in October 2020.

Under the leadership of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, in 2021 the PSF aims to support additional interventions estimated to cost an extra USD 10 million. These include assessment operations to determine the condition of the Safer tanker relevant economic and humanitarian actions stemming from the Joint Declaration and support to safety and security reforms.

Considering these important developments, the PSF has been extended through the end of 2022 To help inform PSF’s work, and to help ensure it becomes an even more flexible instrument for the peace process, an evaluation will be conducted of its work to date.