Invitation: House of Commons Seminar: An Assestment of United Nations Strategy on War in Yemen

International United Nations Watch, (IUNW) held a seminar at the UK Parliament on the UN role in Yemen.

As part of our agenda to promote a transparent and effective UN, we are due to organise an international seminar in London on May 8, discussing the crisis in Yemen with the title: “House of Commons Seminar: An Assestment of United Nations Strategy on War in Yemen.” The event will be chaired by Keith Vaz MP, head of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen, and the audience will include UN experts, analysts, and journalists, in addition to members of different human rights organisations and staff and students from various universities in London. The seminar is open to the public, and will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Keith Vaz. 


Keith Vaz MP – head of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen 


Helen Lackner – Research associate at the School for Oriental and African Studies. 

Mouna H. Hashem, a lead international consultant and co-editor of UNICEF’s Yemen Country Report on Out-of-School Children

Maria Holt, a Reader in Middle East Politics in the Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Westminster (London).

Maya Garner – Spokesperson for International United Nations Watch

Gerry Simpson, a Professor of Public and International Law at the London School of Economics

Venue: Palace of Westminster, Committee Room 11, British Parliament, London, Greater London, SW1A 0AA 

Date: 8 May, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM 

The seminar will cover the following themes: The UN’s response to the food crisis in Yemen. A review of UN efforts to solve the political crisis in Yemen. War crimes, justice, and accountability, as they have been committed by all involved actors, whether domestic or international. 

We are very interested in your contribution to the discussion. Please let us know if you will be able to join us for this event. We look forward to your prompt response. 

Sincerely, The International United Nations Watch 

Maya B. Garner Spokeswoman, IUNW