Un Mission In Support Of The Hodeidah Agreement
As indicated by the mission`s full name, UNMHA was established to support last December`s Hodeidah agreement for a ceasefire in Hodeidah governorate, and the redeployment of Houthi rebel and Yemeni government forces from the port city of Hodeidah and nearby smaller ports of Saleef and Ras Issa. The agreement is part of the broader Stockholm agreement, which also included a prisoner exchange mechanism and a declaration of agreement on the city of Taiz, which have not made significant progress. The Hodeidah agreement helped to avert a major battle for the Houthi-held city and ports that could have cut off access through what is traditionally Yemen es most important entry point for imports, including food and fuel, and would thus worsen the humanitarian crisis. Authorized staff: up to 75 monitors and additional staff with a range of expertise in property, administration, assistance and security The review also covers the challenges of translating the overall framework of the Hodeidah agreement into implementation plans, requiring ongoing negotiations between the parties, overseen by the RCC President and the UN Special Envoy Mr. Martiniths. This implies the need to reach an agreement on the local security forces that will secure the city and the ports before they begin to redistribute the forces of the city of Hodeidah. It warns that even after an agreement on outstanding issues, full implementation, including the evacuation of military gatherings and mines, will result in a long-term commitment. The review showed that the Mission`s mandate remained achievable and appropriate. The composition and operational aspects of MONMNHA were also considered valid and a great deal of flexibility of application was required. In accordance with a recommendation for review, the draft resolution calls for a new UNMD review to be submitted within three months.
The objective is to ensure that MONMNHA remains properly configured and mandated and to allow the Commission to make changes to its mandate as the situation evolves. The new special political mission is based on the Secretary-General`s proposal, submitted in a letter and an attached annex to the Council on 31 December 2018, on how the UN will support the implementation of the 13 December 2018 Stockholm Agreement, which set out the three different agreements that the Yemeni government and Houthis reached dut last month`s consultations in Sweden.