CALL OF PARIS, PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR PEACE IN YEMEN
We, parliamentarians of all countries are pleased to sign a joint pledge following the first International Parliamentarian Conference in Yemen on November 8th 2018.
Having heard the voices of various Yemeni political and civil society groups, The Chair of the UN Panel of Experts in charge of investigating human rights violations in Yemen and receiving the testimonials of NGOs:
We are calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen and call on all parties to the conflict to return to the negotiation table. The conflict has already caused unacceptable human loss, costing over 30,000 civilian lives and leaving 22.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
Are bringing our support to the tabling of a new United Nations Security Council Resolution to end the war in Yemen. This should demand among other conditions an immediate cessation of hostilities, unimpeded humanitarian access into and throughout Yemen, and for parties to engage constructively in the Special Envoy’s peace process. Such a resolution should set out an inclusive peace process in which all major actors and representatives of diverse civil society – including women, youth and representation of different regional, tribal, cultural and religious groups – are included.
We condemn the military actions that are occurring around the city and the port of Hudaydah. We call on our Governments to recognise that a return to the blockade situation of November-December 2017 would constitute a war crime and a violation of the Article 33 of the Geneva Convention.
We respect the call of the United Nations Group of Eminent Experts that all arms exports licenses should be immediately suspended to any party in the conflict. Arms export licenses must reflect the legal and moral obligations of their Governments.
We call on our respective Governments to ensure that all UN donor appeals for Yemen are appropriately funded in line with the urgency of this humanitarian disaster. The last two appeals were underfunded by significant amounts.
We ask that our Governments condemn any party that prevents access to humanitarian goods and workers to Yemen. We remind all parties of their legal obligation in line with Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and call for an opening of transport routes for civilians. This includes vital arteries for aid like the airports in Saana and in Aden.
We are strongly requesting that not a single child should be enrolled in military groups. Those that are already involved should be released immediately.
JOIN US SIGN THE PETITION TODAY AND ADD YOUR VOICE FOR AN IMMEDIATE ACTION OF ALL OUR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS !
For the peace in the Yemen,
The parliamentarians in meeting in France – Paris, Assemblée Nationale, on the 8.11.2018
This petition is now closed.
Date de fin: Dec 15, 2018
Signatures recueillies: 0
Signature objectif: 20000