Security Council Resolution 2216 is a United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution adopted on April 14, 2015, in response to the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The resolution was adopted by 14 members of the Security Council and aimed to address the humanitarian crisis and the security situation in Yemen.
The resolution calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities and the withdrawal of Houthi rebels from all areas they have occupied, including the capital city of Sana’a. It also demands that all armed groups in Yemen lay down their arms and refrain from further violence and aggression. The resolution further calls for the establishment of a nationwide ceasefire and the facilitation of the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need.
Additionally, the resolution imposes an arms embargo on individuals and entities associated with the Houthi rebels, including their leaders. It also calls for measures to be taken against individuals and entities that are obstructing the peace process or violating human rights in Yemen.
The resolution also establishes a sanctions regime for individuals and entities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Yemen. This includes individuals who are engaging in acts of violence, human rights abuses, or acts that obstruct the delivery of humanitarian aid. The sanctions regime includes a travel ban, an assets freeze, and a ban on arms transfers to those designated by the Security Council.
The resolution was adopted in response to the escalating violence and instability in Yemen, which had led to a humanitarian crisis and a large number of civilian casualties. The conflict also disrupted the delivery of essential goods and services, including food, water, and healthcare. The resolution was intended to bring an end to the violence and address the humanitarian crisis in the country.