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 Security Council today extended the mandate of a United Nations political mission overseeing a peace agreement between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi militia in the port city of Hudaydah. We are sorry, the work you are looking for at the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement on Jobs has expired. Last month, the Secretary-General wrote to the members of the Council to conduct a UNMDA review. The review documents difficulties in setting up the mission, such as the operating environment in Hodeidah and the Houthi authorities` slow approval of visas for mission personnel and clearances for equipment, such that UNMHA “has just maintained its initial operational capacity to deliver on its mandate.” In accordance with the Secretary-General`s proposal of 31 December 2018 for the establishment of the mission, UNMHA will have up to 75 observers and other support staff. The draft resolution calls on the Secretary-General to send the mission quickly and to include the term “complete” in the text, which seems to implicitly indicate delays in the commissioning of unsealed CNUHA.
The mission, which also includes the ports of Salif and Ras Issa, leads and supports the Commission for the Coordination of Redistribution, which is responsible for monitoring the ceasefire, troop redistribution and mine action. On Monday, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) by six months. An agreement on extending the mandate seemed simple. On 5 July, the United Kingdom, author of Yemen, circulated to the members of the Council a draft text containing few amendments, including technical ones, to Resolution 2452, which established the mission. In the absence of notice, the draft resolution was subject to a procedure of silence until the morning of 10 July, when it was adopted. The draft resolution is now in blue. 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.