Peace proposal for Yemen, again refused

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, considered by international community, legitimate President of Yemen, has dismissed a peace proposal submitted by the African diplomat Ismail Ould Cheick Ahmed as United Nations correspondent. The President Hadi has received the UN correspondent, but he has refused the proposal, the content of which have not been yet published. The outline has already been submitted to Zaidis-Houthi rebels, whose control the capital of Yemen, Sana'a. From over two years Yemen is weakened  and poored by a bloody civil war which never manages to reach his final point. The Hadi government has temporally moved to Aden, and in 2015, more exactly in March, a regional coalition headed by Saudi Arabia took action to help and sustain him. Meanwhile the coalition continues its air raids which have hit buildings throughout the Eastern Yemen area, killing, according to indiscretions, at least 30 people among rebels and prisoners. Previously civilians have been already killed: we talk about at least 17 civilians killed in the district of Taiz, in the South West of Yemen. Taiz is the third major city in Yemen and count about 300 thousands inhabitants. Some media have reported indiscretions which indicate the most important point of the proposal, among which: the Houthi withdrawal from the capital and other cities, with the delivery of all them weapon to a third party; the choice of a vice-president for rebels, who would have the task to nominate a president who would have to establish a government of national unity, so that either government and rebels are represented in equal measure into the new government. The Governative Agency of Saba reports that the President Hadi declares the UN proposal "would open the door to other suffering and war and it is not a peace plan because it rewards plotters and punishes Yemenite population and legality".

Meantime two air raids of the coalition guided by Saudi Arabia have hit a building in Zaidia, Western Yemen, killing at least 30 people, among Houthi rebels and prisoners. Detainees were mostly opposers to Houthi rebels. We learnt it thanks to military sources. Previously, at least 17 civilians were killed in the province of Taiz, South-East of Yemen, by a Saudi-led coalition raid which have destroyed a house. The attack has hit a house in the al-Salw neighborhood, in a Tais area where Houthi rebels and governative forces sustained by the coalition are colliding because of the control of the area. Taiz is the third major city of Yemen with about 300 thousands people. From the beginning of the operation at least 7000 people are dead and the country is ever more exposed and bent by diseases.

By Michele Pavan

Translated by Giorgia Melis

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    Michele Pavan


    Michele Pavan è fondatore di Mondo Internazionale e Membro del Comitato Tecnico e Scientifico del CESMA - Centro di Studi Militari Aeronautici "Giulio Douhet" con focus sulle Military Policy, in particolare con l'utilizzo di tecnologie satellitari e droni.

    Si laurea in Relazioni Internazionali – Diplomazia ed Organizzazioni Internazionali presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano, specializzandosi nella prevenzione delle crisi e analisi di politica estera, in particolare dell'Africa Sub-Sahariana e dell'area MENA - Medio Oriente e Nord Africa. Si è soffermato sullo studio sperimentale dei fattori di prevenzione, distinti in statici e dinamici, che indicano l'evoluzione di un contesto di crisi, determinandone il rischio e le diverse variabili.

    Ha studiato per sei mesi presso l'Associazione Europea di Studi Internazionali - AESI di Roma dove, successivamente, ha ricoperto il ruolo di Direttore per le Relazioni Internazionali e le Attività Nazionali. Ha organizzato e partecipato a diversi incontri in merito alla prevenzione delle crisi presso le sedi delle Nazioni Unite a New York e Ginevra, al Pentagono, al Dipartimento di Stato degli Stati Uniti d’America, alla Rappresentanza Permanente d'Italia presso le Nazioni Unite e l'Unione Europea, all'Ambasciata degli Stati Uniti d'America in Italia, all'Ambasciata d'Italia presso la Santa Sede, all'Ambasciata d'Italia presso gli Stati Uniti d'America, al Consolato italiano a St. Pietroburgo, alla Nunziatura Apostolica negli Stati Uniti, presso l'Unione Europea, al CASD, all'Istituto Diplomatico Villa Madama, alla Santa Sede, a Palazzo San Macuto, alla Commissione Europea, al Parlamento Europeo, al Comando JFC della NATO, all'Università MGIMO, alla Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, all'American University e alla George Washington University.

    I suoi studi, le sue competenze e le conoscenze linguistiche della lingua inglese, spagnola e francese gli permettono di interagire con le diverse culture nei contesti internazionali.

    In qualità di Presidente e Co-Fondatore dell’Associazione Mondo Internazionale, la quale è nata per essere un centro fisico-virtuale interculturale e multidisciplinare di opportunità e conoscenza per i giovani a livello mondiale, operando in ambito di ricerca, formazione e informazione, si occupa di rappresentare l’intera associazione e di coordinare le attività, pianificando ed interagendo con gli Enti e le Istituzioni che collaborano con l’ente.


    Michele Pavan is founder of Mondo Internazionale and Member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of CESMA - Center for Military Aeronautical Studies "Giulio Douhet" with focus on Military Policy, in particular with the use of satellite technologies and drones.

    He graduated in International Relations - Diplomacy and International Organizations at the University of Milan, specializing in crisis prevention and analysis of foreign policy, in particular Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA area - Middle East and North Africa. He focused on the experimental study of prevention factors, distinct in static and dynamic, which indicate the evolution of a crisis context, determining the risk and the different variables.

    He studied for six months at the European Association of International Studies - AESI in Rome where, subsequently, he held the role of Director for International Relations and National Activities. He has organized and participated in several meetings on crisis prevention at the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva, the Pentagon, the United States Department of State of America, the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations and the European Union, the Embassy of the United States of America in Italy, the Embassy of Italy to the Holy See, the Embassy of Italy to the United States of America, the Italian Consulate in St. Petersburg, to the Apostolic Nunciature in the United States, to the European Union, to the CASD, to the Diplomatic Institute Villa Madama, the Holy See, Palazzo San Macuto, the European Commission, the European Parliament, NATO JFC Command, MGIMO University, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, American University and George Washington University.

    His studies, skills and linguistic knowledge of English, Spanish and French allow him to interact with different cultures in international contexts.

    As President and Co-founder of the Mondo Internazionale Association he is responsible for representing the entire association and coordinating activities, planning and interacting with the bodies and institutions collaborating with the Association. Indeed, Mondo Internazionale was born to be a physical-virtual center of intercultural and multidisciplinary opportunities and knowledge for young people worldwide, working in the field of research, training and information.


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