Security Council votes to adopt resolution on Yemen. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Security Council votes to adopt resolution on Yemen. UN Photo/Mark Garten

On February 26, 2014 the United Nations Security Council adopted a new resolution on Yemen aimed at sanctioning spoliers who continue to obstruct the sucessful implementation of the Gulf Coordination Council (GCC)  Initiative, which began the transition in Yemen. Over a month after the end of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), mandated by the GCC Initiative to resolve the various political, economic and social challenges the country has been facing, it is now up to the Yemeni government to ensure the implementation of the conference’s results. The transition’s next steps involve drafting a new constitution on the basis of the NDC results.

Throughout the transition process, various groups have worked for the failure of the GCC Initiative, including political assassinations and attacks on buildings as well as infrastructure. The UN resolution aims to prevent this kind of obstruction in the future and to ensure the sucessful implementation of the GCC Initiative through the threat of sanctions.

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