A new UN report, called Al-Sari, is expected to be published next month accusing the coalition of aggression of child abuse in Yemen, the magazine said. The report will also demand the inclusion of the Saudi alliance on the blacklist.
The newspaper, quoting senior UN officials, said the report, which the magazine obtained a copy of, would recommend a Saudi-led alliance be included in the list of countries and entities that kill and maim children, suggesting that the top UN adviser suggested it.
Saudi officials in particular urged the United Nations to engage in high-level discussions before the report was published, revealing Saudi Arabia’s alleged recruitment of the United States, which in turn urged the United Nations not to include the Saudi-led coalition on the grounds that the alliance was blacklisted; Participating in the commission of these violations is unfair.
The newspaper said that the United States is pressing the United Nations to include some people individually, but officials said that the inclusion of specific countries complicate the issue because of the failure of the coalition to publish information from those who carry out operations in specific, according to the newspaper.
The report says the report will put the UN secretary-general in a difficult dilemma and will face the risk of provoking Arab states with influence over the United Nations if he is to blame Saudi Arabia. If he does not, he is likely to face charges of undermining the UN’s commitment to human rights.
In February, Guterres sought to propose a compromise by proposing to his top advisers to postpone the report from three months to six months in order to allow improved coalition behavior, but the fear of the Office of the United Nations Children’s Advocate Delay to criticism, played an important role in it.
“The report is still being discussed at UN offices, it has not been finalized and there is no final decision on which countries will be blacklisted,” the UN official said.
“It is not aware of the attempts by the United States to oppose the inclusion of the Saudi-led coalition, and has not confirmed whether it has recommended the inclusion of the Saudi alliance in the list or not,” the paper said.
The UN chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric declined to comment, but noted that the draft report was not a final version
The newspaper quotes United Nations officials as confirming that the Saudi coalition has continued to commit crimes against children in Yemen, despite previous pledges, when Saudi Arabia was blacklisted and subsequently ruled out after its threat to the United Nations
In the same context, the newspaper asserts that the coalition continues to violate the rights of children in Yemen “through raids responsible for most of the victims of children in Yemen.
The latest UN project carries a reduction in the total number of documented losses in Yemen and attributed this to the 2016 truce, but also indicated that the actual number of victims could be higher, pointing to documented violations against children.