Image: Gabreez/Oxfam Yemen - July 2017

A global coalition of leaders – from civil society through to business, the arts and faith communities, politics and Nobel laureates – have joined together in signing an open statement to call on President Trump, Prime Minister May and President Macron, to act urgently at the UN Security Council to prevent further catastrophe in Yemen. See the statement and the full list of signatories below.


After 1000 Days of War, Yemen Can’t Wait
A global call to President Trump, Prime Minister May, and President Macron


December 2017 marks 1000 days since the escalation of a war that has turned the Middle East’s poorest country into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, leaving Yemen ravaged by preventable diseases and on the verge of a historic famine. Every ten minutes, a child dies from hunger or disease. Three-quarters of the population – 22 million people – need humanitarian assistance to survive. 

Millions of Yemeni women, men and children feel abandoned by global leaders who seem to put profit and politics above human lives.

All parties to the conflict have repeatedly carried out deplorable violations against civilians, with almost complete impunity. The recent blockade imposed by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has made an already catastrophic situation worse. It has barred delivery of life-saving food, medicines and fuel, leading to hospitals shutting down, and whole cities without clean water or working sanitation. The increased violence in Sana'a, and the killing of former President Saleh by the Houthis risks further increasing the threat to Yemen's civilians. 

The international community has failed to take the action needed to end this man-made catastrophe. Millions of Yemeni women, men and children feel abandoned by global leaders who seem to put profit and politics above human lives. Throughout 1000 days since the conflict escalated, quiet diplomacy has failed to curb violation after violation by the warring parties. 

The US, UK, and France, as permanent members of the UN Security Council and major weapons suppliers to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, bear a special responsibility to use the full extent of their leverage to press their partners in the region to end the crisis. Instead of stoking the flames of a war that is strangling an entire population and risks destabilising the entire region, they could be the brokers of peace. 

To prevent further catastrophe and famine, Yemen needs an immediate ceasefire; an end to all blockages on access for food, fuel and medical supplies; and investment in a new, inclusive peace process in which women, youth and diverse civil society meaningfully participate. 

We are at a tipping point. To prevent further catastrophe and famine, Yemen needs an immediate ceasefire; an end to all blockages on access for food, fuel and medical supplies; and investment in a new, inclusive peace process in which women, youth and diverse civil society meaningfully participate. We call upon President Trump, Prime Minister May, and President Macron, to take urgent action at the UN Security Council to make this happen. 

Our message to them is simple: if you don’t want the burden of the lives of thousands more Yemeni children on your hands, then the time to act is now. Yemen can't wait any longer. 

435 signatories



Robert Pires, 1998-2000 World and European Football Champion, (France)



Abbas Milani, Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University, (US)

Abdessalam Kleiche, Researcher, (France)

Amr Hamzawy, Egyptian Writer and Political Scientist, (Egypt)

Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, (US)

Anuradha Chenoy, Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, (India)

Arang Keshavarzian, Associate Professor, New York University, (US)

Barbara Berardi, Researcher, EHESS Paris, (France)

Benoit Tadie, Professor, Rennes 2 University - Former head of cooperation, French Embassy in Yemen (1998-2002), (France)

Bertrand Badie, Professor, Sciences Po Paris, (France)

Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow and Director of the Brookings Intelligence Project & Senior Fellow, Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, (US)

Burkhard Vogt, Archaeologist, (Germany)

Catherine Clément, Philosopher, (France)

Chandler Davis, Professor, University of Toronto, (US)

Chris Doyle, Director, CAABU (Council for Arab-British Understanding), (UK)

Cristina Churruca Muguruza, Senior Researcher, Institute of Human Rights Universidad de Deusto, (Spain)

Daniel Schelstraete, Retired Engineer, the French National Geographical Institute, (France)

David Hollenberg, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Oregon , (US)

Didier Billion, Deputy Director, IRIS, (France)

Dr Anna Stavrianakis, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex, (UK)

Dr Claire Beaugrand, Gulf Research Fellow, University of Exeter, (UK)

Dr David Wearing, Teaching Fellow in International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London, (UK)

Dr Josef Forsling, Lecturer, Stockholm School of Theology, (Sweden)

Dr Mehari Taddele Maru, Chief Strategist at the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), (Ethiopia)

Dr. Christian Darles, Honorary professor, University of Toulouse-France, Member of the French archaeological mission in Yemen, (France)

Dr. Elham Manea, Yemeni/Swiss academic and writer, (Switzerland)

Dr. Jillian Schwedler, Professor of Political Science, City University of New York, (US)

Dr. Marina de Regt, Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, (Netherlands)

Dr Ross Porter, Research Fellow, University of Exeter, (UK)

Emmanuel Wallon, Professor of Political Sociology, Paris Nanterre University, (France)

Eric Vallet, Assistant Professor, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, (France)

Erica Deuber Ziegler, Art historian, University of Geneva, (Switzerland)

Ervand Abrahamian, Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, (US)

Fadi Al-Qadi, MENA Human Rights and Civil Society Expert, (Jordan)

Francesco Fedele, Professor of Anthropology, University of Naples, and member of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Yemen, (Italy)

François Burgat, Political scientist, Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim world (IREMAM), (France)

François Frison-Roche, Political scientist, researcher at CNRS, University Paris2, (France)

Gabriele Vom Bruc, Senior Lecturer, University of London, (UK)

Helen Lackner, Independent Rural Development Expert, author of 'Yemen in Crisis, autocracy, neo-liberalism and the disintegration of a state', (UK)

Holly G. Atkinson, MD, CUNY School of Medicine, (US)

Hugh Miall, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Kent, (UK)

Irene Rossi, Researcher, CNR Italy, (Italy)

Iwona Gajda, Researcher, CNRS, (France)

James W. Gould, Professor Emeritus International Relations, Scripps College, (US)

Jean Lambert, Professor and researcher, CERMOM-INALCO, (France)

Jean-François Breton, Head of Research, CNRS, (France)

Jeannie Sowers, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New Hampshire, (US)

Jérémie Schiettecatte, Researcher, CNRS, (France)
Jérôme Gleizes, Economist, (France)

Jody Williams, Professor, Nobel Peace Laureate 1997, (US)

John Chalcraf, Professor of Middle East History and Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), (UK)

Klaus Krickeberg, Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Dr.h.c., Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and TWAS, Former professor, (Germany)

Lamya Khalidi, Researcher, CNRS - CEPAM, (France)

Laurent Bonnefoy, Researcher, CNRS, (France)

Leila Ali Aquil, Archaeologist, (Yemen)

Marie-Christine Heinze, President, CARPO, (Germany)

Marieke Brandt, Senior Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, (Austria)

Marwa Daoudy, Assistant Professor in International Relations, Georgetown University, (US)

Mary Nolan, Professor of History, New York University and Brooklyn For Peace, (US)

Marylène Barret-Audouin, Near East and Yemen architectural heritage specialist, (France)

Miriam R. Lowi, Professor, The College of New Jersey, (US)

Mona Kareem, Poet and Academic, (US)

Nabil Ennasri, Writer, PhD student in Political Science, (France)

Norma Claire Moruzzi, Associate Professor, Director of International Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, (US)

Pascal Menoret, Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, (US)

Paul A. Yule, Professor, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, (Germany)

Paula Chakravartty, Associate Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Gallatin School NYU, (US)

Peter Stein, Professor of Semitic Studies, University of Jena, (Germany)

Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project, (US)

Professor Costantinos Berhutesfa Costantinos, Professor of Public Policy, Trustee, Africa Humanitarian Action, (Ethiopia)

Professor Dr. H.A. Hellyer, Senior Non-resident Fellow, Atlantic Council & Royal United Services Institute, London/CASIS, (United Kingdom)

Professor Feargal Cochrane, Professor, University of Kent, (UK)

Professor Myles Wickstead CBE, Visiting Professor (International Relations), KCL, (UK)

Professor Stefan Enders, Professor, Department of Photography, University of Applied Sciences Mainz, (Germany)

Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University, (US)

Richard Caplan, Professor of International Relations, Oxford University, (UK)

Robert Melson, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, (US)

Robert S. Lawrence, MD, MACP, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, (US)

Ruth Bittinger Bennett, Retired, University of Colorado, (US)

Serge Michailof, Research fellow, IRIS, (France)

Sheila Carapico, Professor, Political Science and International Studies, University of Richmond, (US)

Sherrill Futrell, Historical Researcher at UC Davis, (US)

Signoles Aude , Lecturer, Science Po Aix-en-Provence, (France)

Thanos Petouris, Yemen Researcher, SOAS University, (UK)

Thomas Sagory, Archaeologist, public officer at the French Ministry of Culture, (France)

Yves Egels, Geographer, Engineer, (France)

Zaïneb Ben Lagha, Assistant Professor, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, (France)

Zaydoon Zaid, Director and Vice-president, the American Foundation For the Study of Man, (US)

Ziad Majed, Researcher, (Lebanon)

Multilateral Institutions


Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso, Commissioner at African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, (Ethiopia)

Dr Jamela Al-Raiby, Regional Advisor for child and adolescent health, World Health Organization, (Egypt)

Frej Fenniche, Former director of Asia, Pacific, Middle-East and North Africa Branch, UN Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights, (Switzerland)

Ger Duany, UNHCR Regional Goodwill Ambassador for the East and Horn of Africa, (South Sudan)

Jean Ziegler, Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, (Switzerland)

Olivier De Schutter, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (2008-2014), (Belgium)



AbdulRazzaq H. Al-Azazi, Indepdent Yemeni journalist, (Kuwait)

Afrah Nasser, Independent Yemeni journalist, (Yemen)

Ahmad al-Gohbary, Yemeni journalist, (Yemen)

Elizia Volkmann, Journalist, (London/Tunisia)

Guillaume Binet, Photojournalist, (France)

Hani Shukrallah, Chief Editor of Bel Ahmar, (Egypt)

Jameel Subay, Yemeni photojournalist, (France)

Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber, Essayist and journalist, (France)

Khadija Al-Salami, Filmmaker, (Yemen)

Khaled Mansour, Writer, (Egypt)

Laura Silvia Battaglia, Journalist and field researcher,, (Italy)

Marc-Olivier Fogiel, Radio and TV host, (France)

Maysaa Shuja al Deen, Yemeni writer, (Yemen)

Nicolas J S Davies, Journalist, Consortium News, USA, (US)

Olivier Da Lage , Journalist , (France)

Peter Oborne, Journalist, (UK)

Sulochana Peiris, Documentary Maker and Writer, (Sri Lanka)

Tawakkol Karman, Journalist, Nobel Peace Laureate 2011, (Yemen)

Thomas Legrand, Columnist, France Inter, (France)

Veengas, Journalist and Editor-in-Chief, The Rise News, (Pakistan)

William Lambers, Author, journalist and historian, (US)

Faith Leaders


Bishop Francis Loyo, The Bishop of the Diocese of Rokon, Province of the Episcopal Church (Anglican) of South Sudan (ECSS), (South Sudan)

Bishop Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield, (UK)

Harun Rashid Khan, Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain, (UK)

Jill Baker, Vice President of the Methodist Conference 2017-18, (UK)

Maulana Yunus Dudhwala, Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services to Barts Health NHS Trust, (UK)

Nozmul Hussain, CEO, East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre, (UK)

Pastor Evan Mawarire, Lead Citizen - #ThisFlag Citizen's Movement Zimbabwe, (Zimbabwe)

Pastor Zerihun Degu, General Secretary at the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia, (Ethiopia)

Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, (US)

Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society, The United Methodist Church, (US)

Rt Rev. Nick Baines, The Lord Bishop of Leeds, (UK)

Sanjay Jagatia, Director Secretary General, Hindu Council UK, (UK)

The Most Rev. John D E Davies, Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, (UK)

The Most Rev. Moses Deng Bol, Archbishop of Northern Bhar El Ghaal Internal Province and Bishop of the Diocese of Wau Episcopal Church (Anglican) of South Sudan, (South Sudan)

The Rev. Loraine N Mellor, President of the Methodist Conference 2017-18, (UK)


Major General Tim Cross (retired) CBE, Former British Army officer and military logistics expert, (UK)

Paul Rogers, Academic, (UK)




Entertainment Industry


Abderrahmane Sissako, Filmmaker, (Mauritania)

Agnès Jaoui, Actress and film director, (France)

Ahmed Badwilan, Media Affairs Advisor, Radio and Television Corporation, Sana'a, (Yemen/Egypt)

Alyssa Milano, Actor, activist, entrepreneur, (US)

Angélique Kidjo, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, (Benin)

Arthur H, Musician, (France)

Bill Nighy, Actor, (UK)

Cali, Singer-songwriter, (France)

Camélia Jordana, Musician, (France)

Charles Berling, Actor, (France)

Charlotte Rampling, Actress, (UK)

Daniel Benoin, Stage director, (France)

Daniel Herrero, Writer, former rugby player, (France)

Dominique Blanc, Actress, (France)

Eddie Izzard, Actor, comedian and activist - born in Yemen, (UK)

Gemma Cairney, Broadcaster and author, (UK)

Ines de la Fressange, Fashion designer, former model, (France)

Jean-Michel Ribes, Actor, (France)

Josiane Balasko, Actress, (France)

Julie Andrieu, Culinary journalist, (France)

Juliette Binoche, Actress, (France)

Karin Viard, Actress, (France)

Leila Chebbi, Actress, (Tunisia)

Marc Levy, Writer, (France)

Marie-Christine Barrault, Actress, (France)

MI Abaga, Rapper, hip hop artist and UN Goodwill Ambassador, (Nigeria)

Michelle Dockery , Actress, (UK)

Nathalie Dessay, Artist, (France)

Nothing But Thieves, Musicians, (UK)

Patrice Leconte, Film director, (France)

Peter Gabriel, Musician and founder of The Elders, (UK)

Piper Perabo, Film and TV actress, (US)

Raphael Personnaz, Actor, (France)

Simon Pegg, Actor, (UK)

Sophia Aram, Comedian, performer and humorist, France inter, (France)

Thandie Newton, Actress and Activist, (UK)

Thierry Marx, Michelin starred chef, (France)

Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman, Musician, Multi Media Artist, Professor, (Canada)

Political Figures


Alan Brown MP, MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, (UK)

Allan Rock, PC, Former Minister of Justice and Health, Ambassador to the United Nations, President of University of Ottawa, (Canada)

Alison Thewliss MP, MP for Glasgow Central, (UK)

Ambassador (ret) Stephen A. Seche, Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, 2007-2010, (US)

Ana Gomes MEP, MEP Portugal (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats), (Portugal)
Andrew Mitchell MP, MP for Sutton Coldfield, (UK)

Annie Lahmer, Local councillor, (France)

Arthur Snell, Former British Ambassador, (UK)

Aziz Pahad, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of South Africa, (South Africa)

Baroness Lindsay Northover, Liberal Democrat Lords Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, (UK)

Baroness Shas Sheehan, Liberal Democrat International Development Spokesperson, (UK)

Bill Kidd MSP, Chief Whip, Scottish Government, (Scotland)

Bodil Valero, MEP and Vice-President, Group of the Greens, (Sweden)

Carol Monaghan MP, MP for Glasgow North West, (UK)

Chris Shute, Former British Consul-General, Yemen, (UK)

Christina McKelvie MSP, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, (UK)

Clare Haughey MSP, MSP for Rutherglen Constituency , (UK)

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative, CA-13 (Democratic Party), (US)

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative, WA-07 (Democratic Party), (US)

Congressman Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative, MN-05 (Democratic Party), (US)

Congressman Mark Pocan, U.S. Representative, WI-02 (Democratic Party), (US )

Congressman Ro Khanna, U.S. Representative, CA-17 (Democratic Party), (US)

Congressman Ted Lieu, U.S. Representative, CA-33, Democratic Party, (US)

David Linden MP, MP for Glasgow East, (UK)

Douglas Chapman MP, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, (UK)

Dr Philippa Whitford MP, MP for Central Ayrshire, (UK)

Emma Lewell-Buck MP, MP for South Shields, (UK)

Fiona O'Loughlin TD, VP of Fianna Fail and Spokesperson for Equality, (Republic of Ireland)

Frances Guy, Former British Ambassador to Yemen, 2001-4, (UK)

François Ribotton, Retired executive, General Directorate of Public Finance, (France)

Frank Schwalba-Hoth, Co-founder, German Greens, former Member of European Parliament, (Germany)

Fulton MacGregor MSP, MSP for Coatbridge & Chryston, (UK)

Gavin Newlands MP, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, (UK)

Gilles Gauthier, Former French Ambassador to Yemen, Advisor to the President of the Arab World Institute in France, (France)

Gisella Kallenbach, Former Member of European Parliament, Former Member of the State Parliament of Saxony, (Germany)

Gopal Pillai, Former Union Home Secretary, Government of India and currently Chairman, Data Security Council of India, (India)

Graeme Dey MSP, MSP for Angus South, (UK)

H.E. Frank Majoor, Former Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and to NATO, (Netherlands)

Hon. Naisula Lesuuda, OGW, Member of Parliament, Republic of Kenya, (Kenya)

Hon. Neto Agostinho, Former MP, Kenya, (Kenya)

Hon. Wafula Wamunyinyi MP, MP for Kanduyi, Member of Human Rights caucas, Parliament of Kenya and former Head of African Union mission in Somalia, (Kenya)

Ivan McKee MSP, MSP for Glasgow Provan, (UK)

Jacques Boutault, Mayor of the 2nd district of Paris, (France)

James Lawless TD, Fianna Fáil, Kildare North, (Republic of Ireland)

John Mason MSP, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, (UK)

Keith Vaz MP for Leicester East (UK)

Linda Fabiani MSP, MSP for East Kilbride, (UK)

Lord (Paddy) Ashdown, Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, (UK)

Marc Deballon, Former Economic counselor, French Embassy, Sanaa, French Ministry of Finance, (France)

Malika Benarab Attou, Former MEP, (France)

Marietje Schaake MEP, Member of European Parliament, (Netherlands)

Mark Malloch-Brown, Former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and Former UK Government Minister, (UK)

Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Defence, (UK)

Mhairi Black MP, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, (UK)

Mustapha Noman, Ambassador, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Yemen, opinion writer, (Yemen)

Najet Zammouri, Vice President And Treasurer Of The Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015, (Tunisia)

Olivier Weber, Writer, President of Joseph Kessel Prize, former ambassador of France, (France)

Omid Nouripour, Member of the German Bundestag, The Greens, (Germany)

Pär Stenbäck, Former Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs, Finland and Former SecGen of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, (Finland)

Pascal Durand, MEP, (France)

Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Regional Integration & International Cooperation, (Zimbabwe)

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor, Australian National University and Former Foreign Minister of Australia, (Australia)

Richard Burden MP, MP for Birmingham Northfield, (UK)

Robert Badinter, Lawyer, former Minister of Justice, (France)

Rubens Ricupero, Former Brazilian Minister of Finance and Former Secretary General of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), (Brazil)

Ruth Maguire MSP, MSP for Cunninghame South, (UK)
Sir Tony Brenton, KCMG, Former UK Ambassador to Russia, (UK)

Sébastien Nadot, 
Member of the French Parliament,Foreign affairs committee, (France)

Stephen Twigg MP, MP for Liverpool West Derby, (UK)

Stuart McDonald MP, MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, (UK)

Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, (US)

Teresa Gouveia, Former Foreign Minister of Portugal, (Portugal)

Tim Loughton MP, MP for East Worthing & Shoreham, (UK)

Tom Andrews, Former Member of Congress, (US)

Werner Daum, Former German ambassador to Sudan (retired), (Germany)

Yannick Jadot, MEP, (France)

Yves Jego, Former Minister, Seine et Marne Deputy, (France)

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park, (UK)



Bushra Alleswas, Humanitarian Activist, (Yemen )

Haitham Al-Asbahy, Human Rights Activist and Researcher, (Yemen)

Martha Hennessy, Anti-war activist and granddaughter of Dorothy Day, (US)

Nasser Al-Khleifi, Human Rights Activist from Shabwa Governorate, (Yemen)

Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm, Human Rights Activist, (US)

Business Leaders


Gordon Roddick, Activist and philanthropist (UK)

Dr. John Torpey, Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Centre, (US)

Mercedes Erra, CEO, Havas Worldwide, (France)



Aaron Huey, National Geographic photographer, (US)

Abdulrahman Hussain, Yemeni Film director and Producer at comfilms, co-founder of SupportYemen media collective, (Canada)

Béatrice De Staël, Comedian, (French )

Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, Former Director, Avignon Festival, (France)

Catalina Martin-Chico, Award-winner photographer working on Yemen for 10 years, (Spain)

Dr. Hamdan Dammag, Prize-winning Novelist, Poet and Academic, (Yemen)

Dorothy Ghettuba Pala, Filmmaker & TV Producer, Co-Founder & CEO Spielworks Media, (Kenya)

Ella Al-Shamahi, National Geographic Explorer, (UK)

Fatima Bhutto, Author, (Pakistan)

Gordon Roddick, Activist and Philanthropist, (UK)

Olivier Py, Director, Avignon festival, (France)

Paula Hawkins, Author of 'The Girl on the Train', (UK)

Philippe Bichon, Artist, traveller writer, (France)

Shoki Andreas Qassim, Cartoonist, (Sweden)


Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, Spokesperson, The Advocates For Transformation, (South Africa)

B. Donovan Picard, Partner, Picard Kentz & Rowe, (US)
Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa, Founder, Hoja Law Group, (Nairobi)

Justice Jester Helena Charewa, High Court of Zimbabwe, (Zimbabwe)

Justice Richard J. Goldstone, First Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, (South Africa)

Margaret "Julie" Finch, Co-clerk, Peace & Social Justice Committee, 15th St. Meeting, NYC,  Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) (US)

Margery Cornwell, Co-clerk, Peace & Social Justice Committee, 15th St. Meeting, NYC,  Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) (US)

Ragis Omran, Egyptian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, (Egypt)






NGO and Civil Society Leaders

Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard

Robert Pires

Robert Pires

Dominique Blanc

Dominique Blanc

Audrey Pulvar

Audrey Pulvar

Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland

Jean-Michel Ribes

Jean-Michel Ribes

Josiane Balasko

Josiane Balasko

Juliette Binoche Cabourg

Juliette Binoche Cabourg

Karin Viard

Karin Viard

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

Mark Malloch-Brown

Mark Malloch-Brown

Marc Levy

Marc Levy

Michelle Nunn

Michelle Nunn

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

Olivier Py

Olivier Py

Lord (Paddy) Ashdown

Lord (Paddy) Ashdown

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

Piper Perabo

Piper Perabo

Radhya Al-Mutawakel

Radhya Al-Mutawakel

Robert Badinter

Robert Badinter

Charles Berling

Charles Berling

Amal Basha

Amal Basha

Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman

Agnès Jaoui

Agnès Jaoui

Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima

Abderrahmane   Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell

Abby Maxman, President, Oxfam America, (US)

Abdelbasset Ben Hassen, President, The Arab Institute for Human Rights, (Tunisia)

Abdulkarim Alaug, Chairman, GASARA Foundation of Human Rights and Development, (Yemen)

Abdusalam Alahsab, Civil Strengthening Network, (Yemen)

Ahmed Samih, Director of the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies, (Egypt)

Alex Kamarotos, Executive Director, Defence for Children International, (Switzerland)

Ali Taj, Founder and Director, Interfaith Unity for Tolerance, (US)

Amal Basha, Director, Sisters' Arab Forum for Human Rights (SAF), (Yemen)

Andrea Tamburini, CEO, Action Against Hunger USA, (US)

Ann Suellentrop M.S. R.N., Physicians for Social Responsibility, Kansas City, (US)

Arielle de Rothschild, President, CARE France, (France)

Arnold Matlin, Founding Member, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace (GCVP), (US )

Audrey Pulvar, President, Foundation for Nature and Man, (France)

Bahey eldin Hassan, Director, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), (Egypt)

Bassma Kodmani, Director, The Arab Reform Initiative, (Syria)

Brian Dooley, Senior Advisor, Human Rights First, (US)

Campbell Robb, Trustee of CARE International UK, (UK)

Catherine Zennström, Founder & co-chair of Zennström Philanthropies, (UK)

Chris Dammers, Retired consultant on conflict prevention, human rights and international development, (UK)

Christine Lazerges, President, National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH), (France)

Claire Fehrenbach, Executive Director, Oxfam France, (France)

Dana Pietsch, Member of the Germany-Yemeni Society, (Germany)

Daniel R. Mahanty, U.S. Program Director, Center for Civilians in Conflict, (US)

Danny Glenwright, Executive Director, Action Against Hunger Canada, (Canada)

David McReynolds, Former Director, War Resisters International, (UK)

David Nassar, Vice President for Communications, The Brookings Institution, (US)

David Swanson, Director, World Beyond War, (US)

Denise Burns, Executive Director, Oxfam-Québec, (Canada)

Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, (US)

Dimitris Christopoulos, President, FIDH, (France)

Donna McKay, Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights, (US)

Dr James Smith, CEO, Aegis Trust, (UK)

Dr Kate Ferguson, Managing Director, Protection Approaches, (UK)

Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, Founding Chairman, Genocide Watch, (US)

Dr. Rouba Mheisen, Founder and Director of SAWA for Development and Aid, (Lebanon)

Dr. Ziad Alissa, President, UOSSM, (France)

Edward Bickham, Trustee of CARE International UK, (UK)

Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First, (US)

Elkori Babit, Tomorrow Association of Human Rights, (Morocco)

Elrayah Kakki, CEO, Nuba Mountains Peoples Foundation, (UK)

Farzana S. Islam, Co-director, Active Citizen Europe, (Belgium)

Federica Sambiase, Trustee of CARE International UK, (UK)

Francis Plowden, Trustee of CARE International UK, (UK)

Françoise Sivignon, President, Médecins du Monde (MDM), (France)

Gar Smith, Co-founder, Environmentalists Against War, (US)

George Ghali, Human Rights Defender, (Lebanon)

Guy Gibson, Trustee, War Child UK, (UK)

Haggag Nayel, Lawyer and Director of the Arab program for Human Rights Activists and Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Integrity and Transparency of Human Rights, (Egypt)

Hannah Lownsbrough, Executive Director, SumOfUs, (UK)

Hemiar Ali Mohammed Alharbi, Secretary General, Human Life Foundation for Development and Relief, (Yemen)

Henna Rai, Founder & Director of Women Against Radicalisation Network (UK) 
Civil society leader for Countering Violent Extremism, (UK)

Husain Abdulla, Executive Director, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain , (US)

Imran Madden, Director, Islamic Relief UK, (UK)

Institute for the Study of Integrity and Transparency of Human Rights, Egyptian NGO, (Egypt)

Iona Lawrence, Director, Jo Cox Foundation, (UK)

Isaac Evans-Frantz, Lead Organiser, Action Corps NYC, (US)

Jackie Chimhanzi, CEO, Africa Leadership Institute, (South Africa)

Jacob Tas, Trustee, War Child UK, (UK)

Jamel Msallem, President, Tunisian League of Human Rights, Nobel Prize Laureate 2015, (Tunisia)

Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Former United Nations Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, (Norway)

Jan Gruiters, General Director, PAX, (The Netherlands)

Jan Sebastian Friedrich-Rust, CEO, Action Against Hunger Germany, (Germany)

Janis Alton, Co-Chair, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, (Canada)

Jean Michel Grand, CEO, Action Against Hunger UK, (UK)

Jim Greenbaum, Founder & Managing Director, The Greenbaum Foundation, (US)

Johan Mooij, Country Director, CARE Yemen, (Yemen)

John Sauven, Executive Director, Greenpeace UK, (UK)

John-Allan Namu, Co-founder and CEO, Africa Uncensored, (Kenya)

José Luis Leal, President, Action Against Hunger Spain, (Spain )

Judi Poulson, Chair, Fairmont, MN Peace Group, (US)

Julie Delahanty, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, (Canada)

Julie Weston, Trustee, War Child UK, (UK)

Kate Gould, Legislative Director for Friends Committee on National Legislation, (US)

Khalid Ibrahim, Human rights defender from Iraq, (Iraq)

Laurie Lee, CEO, CARE International UK, (UK)

Leah Bolger, Chair, Coordinating Committee, World Beyond War, (US)

Leymah Gbowee, Militant for peace, Nobel Peace Laureate 2011, (Liberia)

Louise Allen, Executive Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, (US)

Lykke Friis, Chairman of the Danish Foreign Policy Society, former Danish Government Minister, (Denmark)

Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director, New Jersey Peace Action, (US)

Maha Awad, Wogood for Human Security Foundation, (Yemen)

Mairead Maguire, Militant for peace, Nobel Peace Laureate 1976, (Northern Ireland)

Malik Salemkour, President, Ligue des droits de l'Homme, (France)

Mandeep Tiwana, Chief Programmes Officer, Civicus, (South Africa)

Manuel Patrouillard, Executive Director, Handicap International, (France)

Marian Rose, Trustee for CARE International UK, (UK)

Mark Goldring, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB, (UK)

Marwan Ahmad, Defender Center for Human Rights, (Libya)

Maryam Al-Khawaja, Bahraini human rights advocate, Human Rights Consultant and Trainer, (Bahrain)

Matthew Hoh, Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy, (US)

Megan Nakra, Chair, Action Corps, (US)

Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator Emeritus, U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), (US)

Michelle Dixon, Director, Global Progressive Hub, (US)

Michelle Nunn, CEO, CARE USA, (US)

Mohammed Al Shami, President, AIDL, (France)

Moneer Al-Ashmali, Tamdeen Youth Foundation, (Yemen)

Musaeed Al-Taheri, Executive Director, Responsiveness for Relief and Development (RRD), (Yemen)

Na’eem Jeenah, Executive Director, Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC), (South Africa)

Nabil Albaydani , Director, SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties , (Switzerland)

Nabil Alsharafi, Managing Partner, Safer Yemen, (Yemen)

Nabila Jiwaji, Trustee, War Child UK, (UK)

Nadine Nohr, Trustee for CARE International UK, (UK)

Naser Haghamed, CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide, (UK)

Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, United Nations Association - UK, (UK)

Nick Grono, CEO, The Freedom Fund, (UK)

Noha Yehya, Yemen Humanitarian Forum, (Yemen)

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, African Union Goodwill Ambassador on Ending Child Marriage, (Zimbabwe)

Othman Moqbel, CEO, Human Appeal, (UK)

Paul Murphy, Executive Director, Saferworld, (UK)

Paul Valentin, International Director, Christian Aid, (UK)

Penny Richards, Trustee, War Child UK, (UK)

Philippe Lévêque, Executive Director, CARE France, (France)

Professor Raphael Pitti, Head of Training Unit and Director, UOSSM, (France)

Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Chairperson, Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, (Yemen)

Ray Longbottom, Trustee, War Child UK, (UK)

Rev. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World USA, (US)

Richard Reeve, Director, Oxford Research Group, (UK)

Richardier Jean-Baptiste, Co-founder of Handicap International and Humanitarian Alternatives, (France)

Ricken Patel, Executive Director, Avaaz, (US)

Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Nobel Peace Laureate 1992, (Guatemala)

Rob Williams, CEO, War Child UK, (UK)

Sacha Deshmukh, Chair, War Child UK, (UK)

Sadam Al-Adwar, Marib Dam Foundation for Social Development, (Yemen)

Sadek Alsaar , President, Salam For Yemen , (France)

Sama'a Al-Hamdani, Yemeni researcher and founder of Yemeniaty, (Yemen)

Samah Ahmed, Executive Director, Yemen Center for Human Rights Studies, (Yemen)

Samar Muhareb, Chief Executive Officer, Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development (ARDD), (Jordan)

Samuel A. Worthington, Chief Executive Officer, InterAction, (US)

Sapana Thomas, Vice-Chair, Action Corps, (US)

Sarah Delaunay , Former Director, French Cultural Center in Aden, (Yemen)

Shan E Abbas Hassam, Secretary-General, The World Federation of KSIMC, (UK)

Sharon Silvey, Director, RefuComm, (Germany)

Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate, Founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran, (Iran)

Simon Adams, Executive Director, Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect, (US)

Simone Garroni, CEO, Action Against Hunger Italy, (Italy)

Sir Trevor Pears CMG, Executive Chair, Pears Foundation, (UK)

Stephen Miles, Director, Win Without War, (US)

Taher Qassim MBE, Founder and Chair, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, (UK)

Tarek Alwazir, Director, Yemen Heritage & Research Center, (Yemen )

Tali Nates, Director, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, (South Africa)

Tamrat Kebede, Executive Secretary at InterAfrica Group, (South Africa)

Thomas Ribémont, CEO, Action Against Hunger France, (France)

Tim Dixon, Managing Director, Purpose Europe, (UK)

Tony Fortin, President, Observatoire des armements, (France)

Victoria Ross, QCSW, LMSW, MSW, MALD, Executive Director, WNY Peace Center, (US)

Waleed Abdelhafiz Majed, Secretary General of Social Democratic Forum, Yemen, (Yemen)

Will Picard, Executive Director, The Yemen Peace Project, (US)
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International, (Uganda)

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Founder of Youth Without Borders & Mumtaza and Former QLD Young Australian of the Year, (Australia)

Yifat Susskind, Executive Director of MADRE, (US )
Yousra Al-Shhari, Yommn Foundation for Humanitarian Response, (Yemen)

Zo Randriamaro, Coordinator, Research and Support Center for Development Alternatives - Indian Ocean (RSCDA-IO), (Madagascar)


Babulal Sethia, Past-President, Royal Society of Medicine, London, (UK)

Beverly Johnson MD CCFP, President, Federation of Medical Women of Canada, (Canada)

Dr Michael Keem, National Vice-President and Victorian Convenor, Medical Association for the Prevention of War, (Australia)

Dr Nahid Azad, MD, FRCPC, CCPE, Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Federation of Medical Women of Canada, (Canada)

Lynne Saville, Vice President, Medical Association Prevention of War, (Australia)

Pierre Micheletti, Doctor, Professor, IEP Grenoble, (France)

Dr Sue Wareham OAM, President, Medical Association for Prevention of War , (Australia)

Tilman Ruff, Co-President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Nobel Peace Prize, 1985), (Australia)