S&D Conference: Rethinking Yemen: Partnership for a Better Future

S&D Conference: Rethinking Yemen: Partnership for a Better Future.

S&D vice-presidents Elena Valenciano and Victor Boştinaru:   

The Council conclusions of 3 April 2017 were a significant step in the EU engagement with Yemen. The conference would provide a platform for a debate on how the EU should redefine its role to respond to the daunting challenges ahead in Yemen, combining an increased humanitarian effort, a wider stabilization strategy and more targeted recovery and peace building plan.

The invited speakers will include:

- Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission

- Nicola Pedde, Institute for Global Studies, Rome

- Donald Kaberuka, former president of African Development Bank and current co-chair of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development

- Rafat al Akhali,  former minister of Youth Affairs in Yemen and Founder and CEO of Deep Root Consultants

- Farea al Muslimi,  Chairman of the Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies and a leading political and Civil Society activist

At the end of the conference, a film on the EU role in Yemen by the award-winning Yemeni filmmaker Khadija al-Salimi will be shown.

Please, register at s-d.afet@europarl.europa.eu