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597The Delegation of the European Union to Yemen has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Yemen. The EU Delegation in Sana’a is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world.

The EU seeks to develop a closer relationship with Yemen with the aim to enhance political dialogue, trade and economic cooperation, development cooperation, respond to humanitarian needs and to encourage the reform and state building processes.

In 2004, the European Commission opened a regionalised Delegation in Sana’a with a locally based Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, under the authority of the Head of Delegation in Jordan. From 1 December 2009 with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the Delegation of the European Commission to Yemen has become the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Yemen.

The first Head of Delegation, Ambassador Michele Cervone d’Urso, handed over his credentials to President Ali Abdulah Saleh on 13 December 2009 as the first resident EU Head of Delegation with the diplomatic title of Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.

The relations between the EU and Yemen are currently governed by a Cooperation Agreement which was signed in 1998. The EU follows a comprehensive approach to support Yemen’s efforts to address it challenges and central to this approach is the Country Strategy Paper 2007 – 2013 and Multiannual Programme 2011 – 2011


KaramaKarama is a regional NGO based in Cairo, Egypt, with an office in Amman, Jordan. Operating throughout the MENA region, Karama has built a coalition with partners in fourteen countries—including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. Karama works with women, men, youth, academics, activists, community leaders, politicians, parliamentarians, and others in an effort to cancel or reform discriminatory laws and practices and promote women’s advancement, security, and protection in all aspects of public and private life, by providing training, resources, convening, advocacy, lobbying, and media work for our partners. Since 2005, Karama has affected advocacy, capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and exchange, and policymaking at the national, regional, and international levels. Karama is not an ECOSOC NGO. Through collaboration with partners that are ECOSOC NGOs such as Equality Now, Alliance for Arab Women, UAF, and WILPF, Karama has coordinated regional delegations of Arab women’s rights NGOs to sessions of the UN Commission on Women, the CEDAW Committee, the Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review


wppThe Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) was established in 1997 to support and empower women peace activists. WPP actively advocates for the recognition of women’s experiences and peacebuilding contributions during war and conflict and the integration of a gender perspective in peacebuilding processes. The Women Peacemakers Program’s vision is of a world where women and men work together as allies to build communities where people co-exist peacefully through active nonviolence. Its mission is to support the empowerment of gender-sensitive women and men for the transformation of conflict through active nonviolence. Area’s of work are, amongst others, integrating a masculinities approach in gender-sensitive peacebuilding; analyzing the connections between gender and militarism; addressing the effects of counterterrorism measures on implementation of the Women, Peace & Security agenda; and working on the connections between gender, religion and peacebuilding.


front line

 Front Line Defenders is an international NGO based in Ireland with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
Founded in 2001, Front Line Defenders has particular expertise on the issue of security and protection of human rights defenders and works to promote the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of SocietytoPromote and Protect Universally Recognised Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders) adopted by General Assembly resolution 53/144 of 9December 1998


imr_ukThe Danish Institute for Human Rights is an independent state-funded institution. Our mandate is to promote and protect human rights and equal treatment in Denmark and abroad
We are Denmark’s national human rights institution. We are also a national equality body in relation to race and ethnicity and gender. Furthermore, we have a special role in the disability area where we promote and monitor the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, produce analyses and research on human rights, for instance about children with imprisoned parents, legislation on terrorism, the rights of stateless human beings and equal pay, carry out specific projects to promote equal treatment and advise those who may have been discriminated against and map out the biggest human rights challenges in Denmark as well as the yearly improvements in the area For more information, see our annual Status Report  and The Annual Report to the Danish Parliament
Internationally, we work with states, independent organizations and the corporate sector, enabling them to strengthen human rights in their respective countries
We assist in building well-functioning legal systems abroad and to ensure the influence of civil society ,aid private companies in assessing the impact of their work on human rights  and educate police officers, school teachers, ombudsmen, and judges on human rights