UNESCO calls on UN to reconsider taking Saudi Arabia off blacklist of child rights violators


Yemen National Commission for UNESCO called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to reconsider his resolution violating the rights of Yemen’s children in accordance with United Nations laws, which includes removing the Saudi-led aggression from the list of killing and maiming of children.

In a statement, the Commission called on international, regional and local humanitarian institutions, agencies and human rights organizations to stand with the children of Yemen, protect their violated rights, work to uncover child murder crimes before the world opinion, and refer the file to the International Criminal Court.

The Commission affirmed that crimes against Yemeni children and women will not be subject to statute of limitations and that justice will be obtained from the killers of innocent Yemeni children and even after a while.

The National Committee for UNESCO condemned the issuance of this resolution from an international body that represents an international humanitarian reference for the oppressed in the world to protect their rights and freedoms, considering the decision a major setback for the United Nations and its humanitarian principles.

“The UN resolution neglected the confessions of the coalition’s states to commit some massacres against the children of Yemen and the human rights reports issued by the international agencies of the United Nations that prove the involvement of the coalition in killing, starving and maiming the children of Yemen,” the Commission said.

The Commission considered the decision as exempting the countries of aggression from their crimes, leading them to commit more crimes without deterrence or international legal accountability and depriving humanity from Yemeni children.

The statement pointed to the distinction made in the human rights issues between the children of Yemen and the children of the world, which will negatively affect the generations in their view of the history and role of the United Nations and makes the laws of the United Nations a dead letter on paper that has no value.

The statement pointed to the impact of the resolution on the efforts of the UN envoy to stop the unfair war and the deadly siege of Yemenis and Yemeni children.