Globalview with UN

Globalview with UN


Globalview visited the United Nation offices located in Aden to discuss ways of possible cooperation on Wednesday Feb. 7, 2018.

The visits aimed at introducing the UN organizations to Globalview for Peace and Development based in Hadramout Governorate, as a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization dedicated for early recovery, stability, peace and development in post-war areas of Yemen through a worldwide network of people and partnership with national and international institutions. Moreover, the visit also aimed at looking for cooperation opportunities between Globalview and the UN group in the related fields of work.

Globalview team headed by Eng. Bader Basalma, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Globalview, and included Mr. Monder Basalma, Globalview Coordinator in Germany, Eng. Maria Yassin, Program Officer, Ms. Shaima Bin Othman, Cooperation Development and Fundraising Officer visited the offices of the United Nations in Aden governorate, southern Yemen.

The team started their visits in the United Nation Development Program Office (UNDP) located in Aden to discuss ways of possible cooperation.

UNDP

 

Globalview team, headed by Eng. Bader Basalma, CEO of Globalview, were welcomed by the UNDP staff. The meeting started with Eng. Basalma introducing the UNDP staff to Globalview team and the work done by the foundation as an NGO concerns in Peace and Development.

"Globalview is a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization dedicated for Security, Early Recovery, Stability and Development in Post-War areas in Yemen," Eng. Basalma said.  

 “In the immediate term, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) focuses on strengthening the resilience of war-affected Yemeni communities and supporting Early Recovery efforts, including improving livelihoods, basic social service delivery, and mine action;” according to Mr. Walid Abdulqader Baharoon, Program Specialist in UNDP.

Eng. Basalma shed light on the urgent need to have a cooperative system between all the NGOs who work at the same field to have real sustainable solutions.

“Yemen needs backup to overcome post war consequences” Eng. Basalma said. He added, “This will never happen unless broad programs of institutional and administrative reforms are implemented in cooperation with national and international institutions.”

At the end of the meeting, Eng. Basalma thanked the UNDP staff for their generous welcoming in the office.

Mr. Nasser Al-heead, Project Officer, Mr. Nasser Ahmed, Project Officer of Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen Program (ERRY), Ms. Khulood Ahmed, Coordinator, Ms. Abeer Atef, Field coordinator of Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) and Ms. Sabreen Masood, UNV information Management Officer, attended the meeting.

UNDP in Yemen aims to restore livelihoods, social cohesion and security, reflecting a minimum of conditions necessary for resilience while focusing on the community level. 
In this regard, their priorities for Yemen are supporting a Peaceful Solution, Economic Recovery, Restoring Basic Services, Preparing the Ground, and Empowerment of vulnerable groups.

Globalview later visited the United Nation Department of Safety & Security (UNDSS), to discuss the current security situation in Hadramout as the safest governorate in Yemen in the meantime.

UNDSS

 

The team was welcomed by Mr. Victor M. Cobain, Field Security Coordination Officer, and Mr. Waddah Abubaker Tena, Local Security Associate at the organization.

Eng. Bader Basalma, CEO of Globalview for Peace and Development, started by introducing his team that consists of Mr. Monder Basalma, Eng. Maria Yassen, Programme Officer, and Ms. Shaima A. Bin Othman, Cooperation Development & Fundraising Officer.

Globalview team starts by introducing the UNDSS staff to Globalview as a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization dedicated for stability, peace and development in Post-war areas of Yemen through a worldwide network of people and partnership with national and international institutions. 

Basalma explained that the security situation in Hadramout had improved greatly under the governor of Hadramout governorate, Maj. Gen. Faraj Salmin Al-Bahsani. Currently, Hadramout is the safest governorate in Yemen. He added, “There should be branches of the United Nations offices in Hadramout because of that.”

From his side, Mr. Cobain said that the UNDSS office is planning a visit soon to Hadramout to adjust the situation to make sure it is safe for the UN workers.

He explained, “The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system, ensure the maximum security for staff and eligible dependents as well as enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programs and activities of the United Nations System.” 

At the end of the meeting, Eng. Basalma thanked the UNDSS staff for their warm and friendly welcoming in the office. He asked them to visit Globalview office in Mukalla City, Hadramout soon.

The next visit was to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), to discuss ways of possible cooperation between the two.

OCHA

 

The Globalview staff included, Eng. Bader Basalma, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Globalview, Mr. Monder Basalma, Globalview Coordinator in Germany, Eng. Maria Yassin, Program Officer, and Ms. Shaima Bin Othman, Cooperation Development and Fundraising Officer.

Mr. Andrea Recchia, Head of Sub-Office, and Mr. Tahir Ibrahim, OIC, welcomed the team. The visit came among several visits to UN agencies in Aden. In order to introduce them to Globalview Foundation for Peace and Development as a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization dedicated for stability, peace and development in Post-War areas of Yemen through a worldwide network of people and partnership with national and international institutions. 

“We need broad programs of institutional and administrative reforms to be implemented in cooperation with national and international institutions,” Eng. Basalma said. He added, “The international experience of the post-war countries affirmed that giving great attention to some vital elements has had a great impact on stabilizing the country.”

Eng. Bader Basalma said that post-war countries paid great attention to the local communities in managing their own affairs, providing needs and strengthening internal social peace. It also enables the political process of the country to continue and achieve the sustainable stability and peace desired.

The visits were fruitful and had many important discussions about the situations in Hadramout and Yemen in general. Globalview team thanked the UNOCHA employees in Aden for the welcoming meeting.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is a United Nations (UN) body formed in December 1991 by General Assembly Resolution 46/182. The resolution was designed to strengthen the UN's response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. Earlier UN organizations with similar tasks were the Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA), and its predecessor, the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRC). In 1998, due to reorganization, DHA merged into OCHA and was designed to be the UN focal point on major disasters. It is a sitting observer of the United Nations Development Group.

Later on, Globalview for Peace and Development visited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office.

IOM

 

Globalview team headed by Eng. Bader Basalma, Globalview President, were welcomed by the IOM staff headed by Mr. Rabih Sarieddine, head of Aden Sub-Office, and Mr. Bandar Abdulrazzaq, Procurement and Logistic Assistant at the IOM.

The meeting started with introducing the IOM to Globalview as a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to early recovery, peace and development in post-war areas in Yemen and located in Mukalla, Hadramout.

Mr. Sarieddine expressed his happiness and gratitude with the visit of Globalview.

Globalview and IOM discussed the situation of the refugees and migrants who came to Hadramout from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “Their coming causes urgent needs to solve the services issues in the governorate,” Eng. Basalma said.

The two also discussed the needs of Hadramout to open an office for the IOM in the governorate.

“We know the difficult situations of the migrants and the refugees in Hadrmaout,” Mr. Sarieddine. “It is necessary to open an office in Hadramout Governorate in the coming period, but we face some difficulties in transporting to another place in Yemen,” he added.

IOM started operating in Yemen in 1994 when the organization assisted in evacuating migrants from Aden stranded during the civil war. The government of Yemen has been a member state of IOM since 1999 and a first status agreement with the government was signed in 2001. IOM has worked closely with the Ministry of Expatriate Affairs on Yemeni migrant communities abroad and/or returning to Yemen; it continues providing transportation assistance to migrants stranded in Yemen and victims of trafficking in conjunction with Immigration authorities. In 2006, counter trafficking technical assistance was provided in Haradh in coordination with UNICEF to build the capacity of shelters for Yemeni minors. In 2007, an IOM Office was established in Sana’a to work more closely in assisting stranded migrants.  The 2001 status agreement was further ratified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in 2013.

The visits were fruitful and had many important discussions about the situations in Hadramout and Yemen in general. Eng. Basalma thanked the UN employees in Aden for their hard work to help the civilians in the hard and difficult circumstances experienced by the country.

UN

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN is guided by the purposes and principles contained in its Founding Charter. The United Nations has been supporting Yemen for 60 years and is working on development, humanitarian and political issues. UN Agencies, Funds and Programs working in Yemen are RCO, OSESG, FAO, IFAD, ILO, IOM, OCHA, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNIC, UNIDO, UNICEF, UNODC, UNOPS, UNV, UN WOMEN, WFP, and WHO.