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Foreign Involvement in Libya Must be Stopped, Top Official Tells Security Council, Describing ‘Race Against Time’ to Reach Peaceful Solution, Spare Lives

Arms Embargo Impacting Government Efforts to Protect Civilians While Militias Easily Get Weapons, Says Libyan Foreign Minister

Growing foreign involvement in Libya must be stopped as the toll of civilian casualties rises and diplomats “race against time” to convene an international conference as a bridge to intra-Libyan talks, reach a peaceful solution and spare many lives, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today. “Once invited…

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Authorizing States To Inspect Vessels Suspected of Trafficking People off Libya Coast, Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2491 (2019)

Responding to Delegates’ Concerns, Germany’s Representative Says Suspension of Naval Rescue Operation ‘Is Temporary’

Condemning all acts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya, the Security Council today renewed for a further year its authorization for Member States to inspect vessels in the area, when there are reasonable grounds to believe they are participating in the illicit activities. Unanimously adopting resolution…

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Security Council Press Statement on Sudan

The Security Council commended the commitment of the people of Sudan to a peaceful transition and welcomed the commitment by the civilian-led transitional Government

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Joanna Wronecka (Poland): The Security Council welcomed the agreement signed on 17 August 2019 between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council in Sudan on the establishment of a new civilian-led transitional Government and…

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Security Council Press Statement on Acts of Terrorism in Cairo, Egypt

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, 4 August 2019, which resulted in at least 20 killed and others injured. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the…

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External Actors Content to ‘Fight to the Last Libyan’ in Settling Scores, Top Official Tells Security Council, amid Concern over Migrants, Refugees

Libya’s Representative Criticizes Council Inaction, Blames Government Foe of Silencing Opponents under Cover of Fighting Terrorists

Several recent tragedies involving migrants and refugees in Libya have spotlighted the extreme vulnerability of those groups, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as he described a rapidly worsening conflict exacerbated by external support. “More than ever, Libyans are now fighting the wars of other…

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Security Council Renews Measures to Implement Arms Embargo against Libya for Another Year, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2473 (2019)

The Council extended authorizations set out in resolution 2420 (2018)

The Security Council today renewed measures designed to implement the arms embargo against Libya for another year, in particular those authorizing Member States to inspect vessels on the high seas off the country’s coast when reasonable grounds exist to believe they are violating the ban. Unanimously adopting resolution 2473 (2019)…

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Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…

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UN Security Council Press Statement on Western Sahara

The members of the Security Council welcomed the ‎participation of Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania in an initial roundtable discussion

The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, former President Horst Köhler of Germany. The members of the Security Council welcomed the Personal Envoy’s briefing and stand ready to continue to support the Personal Envoy in the fulfillment…

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Security Council Press statement on the Democratic Republic of Congo

They congratulated the millions of Congolese people who went to the polls with calm and determination to express their wish

The members of the Security Council took note of the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the provisional results of the presidential and provincial elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 10 January 2019 and of the legislative elections on 12 January. They welcomed the…

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Security Council Press Statement on Somalia

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Uganda

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 30 July 2017 perpetrated by Al Shabaab against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Garyowein, Lower Shabelle in Somalia in which twelve soldiers were killed and seven were injured…