Yemen 21 Forum
Yemen 21 Forum is a Yemeni civil society organization with headquarters in Sana’a operating since 2006. It was first established in 1998 by the Founder of Yemen Times establishment Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Sakkaf as Yemen’s first Think Tank and a deliberate effort to serve as a catalyst in mobilizing local input in support of the democratic process of Yemen. Due to the demise of its founder, the NGO’s work was stopped until it was re-commenced by his daughter Nadia Al-Sakkaf, the current director of the forum. Y21F’s vision is: “To help Yemen move into the 21st Century.” To do that, the country has to be confident in itself and aware and respectful of its past first and future destiny. We do this through instilling the world’s values among the Yemeni people. These include respect for human rights, press freedom, tolerance, equal citizenship, good governance, liberal economics, a better awareness and appreciation of other peoples and nations and the ability to constructively interact with them.