Building peace in the minds of men and women

Extrabudgetary Projects on Freedom of Expression in Yemen




Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in Yemen.


Finland supports developing countries' own development efforts by means of both political advocacy and financing. Durable results can be attained only through development that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. This calls for coherence in the cooperation between the different policy sectors influencing the development.
Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. SIDA works in order to implement the Swedish development policy that will enable poor people to improve their lives. Another part of its mission is conducting reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, which is financed through a specific appropriation. The third part of SIDA's assignment is to distribute humanitarian aid to people in need of assistance. SIDA carries out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The selection of cooperation countries are based on political decisions made by the Swedish government.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sweden's missions abroad are responsible for Sweden’s foreign, development cooperation and trade policy.
Since its establishment in 2011, the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen has been working with relevant stakeholders in Yemen and the region to stop the violence and bring the country back to a peaceful and orderly political process. The Special Envoy is leading the UN’s efforts to build consensus towards a political agreement in order to end the fighting in the country.
The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Centre responds to crisis situations. It is also responsible for pre-crisis work (anticipation, preparation, monitoring, warnings) and post-crisis stabilization.


UNESCO is leading innovative projects around the world thanks to voluntary contributions it has received from donors in support of freedom of expression.



With financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UNESCO is promoting freedom of expression, press freedom and freedom of information in the Arab region and South Sudan.





With financial support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, UNESCO is implementing a project in the Arab region to strengthen legal and regulatory frameworks to promote freedom of expression, freedom of information, and press freedom.





As parties to the Yemeni conflict meet in Sweden to negotiate a road map for peace, how can we ensure people in Yemen are kept informed and updated on the outcomes of these talks?