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STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy launches the Yemen International Forum 2022 in Stockholm on Friday June 17, 2022, a platform for Yemenis to engage in in-depth conversations on the political situation, peace efforts and the economy.

With 200 participants, the forum brings together members of government, senior leaders from various Yemeni parties, politicians, activists, researchers, civil society leaders, diplomats and international mediators.

Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Anne Linde and the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, will address the opening session.

The Yemen International Forum comes during the third month of a UN-sponsored nationwide truce. Plenary sessions will pave the way for expanded discussions on challenges as well as the opportunities for a political settlement, economic priorities, security-sector reform, governance and the meaningful inclusion of women in peacemaking. Forum sessions also will explore local perspectives on opportunities to overcome challenges and resolve conflicts on the way to an enduring peace in Yemen.

Ambassadors from the permanent member countries of the United Nations Security Council as well as representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council and other segments of the international community will join the discussion at the forum. Political actors, experts and representatives of a host of Yemeni civil society organizations are among the Yemeni participants tackling these urgent issues facing Yemen, aiming to promote healthy dialogue, exchange ideas, discuss policies and present viable recommendations.

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think-tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in Arabic and English, cover political, social, economic and security developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally and internationally.


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