Emergency Grant Aid for Yemen to support the constitution-making process
September 19, 2014
1. On September 19(Friday), the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of approximately 1 million US dollars (approximately 97 million Japanese yen) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which administers the Yemen National Dialogue and Constitutional Reform Trust Fund(YNDCRTF), in order to support the constitution-making process towards promotion of national reconciliation and stabilization of political situation in Yemen.
2. Political crisis in Yemen has been aggravated between the Government of Yemen and the oppositions since May 2014 concerning the transitional process including constitutional referendum and forthcoming presidential and legislative assembly elections and there is a lightning risk that the destabilizing situation will adversely affect the transitional process in Yemen.
3. In order to stabilize the political situation in Yemen, Japan has supported the transitional process through supporting electoral preparation and the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen and the Emergency Grant Aid is a part of Japan’s continuous efforts. In particular, the Grant Aid will be allocated to public education as well as hearing public comment in advance of the constitutional referendum.
4. Japan expects progress of the political transitional process in a fair and smooth manner and realization of Yemen’s stability as early as possible.