The United Nations maintains regular contact with the UNDP staff member being held in Yemen, since 15 January 2012. He has been able to confirm that he is in good-health.
The United Nations has been assured by Yemeni authorities that active, government-led negotiations for the staff member’s release are on-going with members of the tribe who are holding him. They have made assurances regarding the staff member’s safety.
The UN in Yemen remains in close contact with all relevant parties as they work to resolve the current situation.