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Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Joint communique: European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN)

1. The European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN) met in Brussels on 23rd May 2017 to assess developments in Libya since their last meeting in Cairo on 18th March 2017 and further coordinate their efforts to advance the…

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Gender Based Violence (GBV) Multi-sectoral Coordination in Libya

UNFPA, United Nation Fund for Population, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and IFRC, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, have jointly organized a training on “Gender Based Violence Multi-Sectoral Coordination in Libya” during the period 14th to 18th of May 2017. The overall objective of the training…

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Martin Kobler condemns attack on Buraq: “This vicious attack undermines political efforts”

The Special Representative stressed that this vicious attack must not push into further, serious conflict

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, strongly condemns the unprovoked attack on the Buraq al-Shati airbase in southern Libya yesterday.  “I am outraged by reports of significant numbers of fatalities, including civilians and by reports that summary…

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Assessment of Health Information System in Libya Workshop

The workshop was also attended by Health Expert, European Union, Edda Costarelli and representative from Libyan Health System Strengthening Project

On 9th May, 2017, World Health Organization with financial support from the European Union launched a four-day workshop on the Assessment of Health Information System in Libya. The workshop was conducted in Carthage Thalasso Hotel, Tunis with the aim to develop a roadmap for strengthening Libya health information system. Eight…

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WHO joint mission to Tripoli

On 8th May, 2017, the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health Libya jointly launched the summary report on findings of service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) survey at Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli

On 8th May, 2017, the World Health Organization and  Ministry of Health Libya jointly launched the summary report on findings of service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) survey at Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli. The workshop was chaired by Dr Omer Basher Altaher, Minister of Health Libya, it was attended by Dr…

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Meeting to Advance Women Senior-level Representation in Libyan National Institutions

More than 50 women from civil society, academia and ministries attended the event held at the Presidency Council building in Tripoli on May 8th

Under the auspices of the State Minister of Women’s Affairs and Community Development, Ms. Asma Al Usta, UNSMIL launched a study on Libyan Women in Leadership. The study showcases the representation of Libyan women in different formal institutions, revealing the low percentages of women in decision-making positions and provides recommendations…

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UN Humanitarian Coordinator and WHO condemn attack on Sebha Medical Center, Libya

Humanitarian actors, including the health sector continue monitoring the situation in Sabha and will continue to provide emergency assistance, as required

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator and the World Health Organization (WHO) condemn the armed attack occurring on 30 April in Sabha Medical Center in the South of Libya. While no hospital staff or patients were injured, the incident took place in a ward with women and children, causing fear and undue…

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Supporting the reform of criminal justice in Libya to advance stabilization and rule of law

The workshop took place on 24-26 April, in Tunis and is a part of UNODC ongoing project to support the reform of criminal justice in Libya

The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Libya, and the United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) – organized a national workshop addressing possible legislative amendment proposals to the Libyan Penal Code based on a…

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Review and Planning Meeting for Ensuring Access to Life Saving Health Care Service in South of Libya

The meeting was attended by all directors of the 8 hospitals and all managers of health services in the 8 regions of the South, in addition to the directors of the branch of National Center of Disease Control and the Oncology Centre in Sabha

A review and planning meeting was arranged by WHO-Libya Office on 21 April to ensure access to life-saving health care services in the South of Libya. The meeting was attended by all directors of the 8 hospitals and all managers of health services in the 8 regions of the South,…