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SRSG Ghassan Salame Statement on International Women’s Day

UNSMIL remains committed at all levels, to ensure the participation and inclusion of Libyan women in on-going political efforts

As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day, I want to convey a special greeting on behalf of the Secretary-General and myself to the women of Libya. The theme this year is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. And so today we celebrate the resilience of the Libyan women…

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France supports UNFPA’s response to Gender Based Violence in Libya

Gender-based violence is widespread in Libya and has been exacerbated by the conflict

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, France provides UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with USD 100,000 to protect and help survivors of gender based violence access lifesaving GBV services through a national toll-free hotline. The hotline will function as a gateway to safe and confidential GBV services, including…

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France supports United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s response to Gender Based Violence in Libya

Gender-based violence is widespread in Libya and has been exacerbated by the conflict

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, France provides UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with USD 100,000 to protect and help survivors of gender based violence access lifesaving GBV services through a national toll-free hotline. The hotline will function as a gateway to safe and confidential GBV services, including…

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Ghassan Salame hosts a meeting between Presidency Council (PC) President Fayez Serraj and Libyan National Army (LNA) Chief Khalifa Haftar

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Ghassan Salame, hosted a meeting yesterday between the President of the Presidency Council, Fayez Serraj, and the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, in the U.A.E. capital Abu Dhabi. Both parties, Serraj and Haftar, agreed during the meeting on the…

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159 Eritrean asylum-seekers get access to safety after months in detention in Libya

Life-saving evacuation of vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers from Libya has reached 3175 persons, having evacuated 2491 persons to Niger, 415 to Italy, and 269 to Romania

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, evacuated yesterday 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Tripoli airport to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, continuing its commitment to offer protection to the most vulnerable. Released from different detention centres across the country, most of them extremely overcrowded and lacking basic standards, asylum-seekers were…

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UN launches plan to address humanitarian needs in Libya in 2019

The Plan reveals that an estimated 823,000 people, including 248,000 children, are in need of some form of a humanitarian assistance in Libya

Seven years after the revolution, hundreds of thousands of people across Libya, live in dire conditions. In a bid to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs for 552,000 most vulnerable people living in Libya, the United Nations together with the Government of National Accord today launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response…

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First evacuation from Libya of 2019 brings 130 refugees to safety

The individuals evacuated had been detained in very dire conditions, and for months on end

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated yesterday (28 January) 130 people out of Libya, marking the first evacuations to Niger in 2019. The individuals evacuated had been detained in very dire conditions, and for months on end. UNHCR advocated for them to be released, and transferred them to the Gathering…

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Statement by UNSMIL on latest developments in the South

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salame, calls on all parties in the South to exercise maximum restraint

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expresses its deep concern about reports coming from the South on the mobilisation of armed forces and the escalating cycle of statements and counter-statements, signalling growing risks of imminent conflict. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salame,…

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is monitoring military mobilisation of forces in Tripoli closely; warns against any breach of ceasefire and endangering civilians’ lives

The mission stresses that any party initiating a confrontation will be held fully responsible

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the recent military mobilisation of forces in southern Tripoli and is monitoring the situation closely. UNSMIL warns parties against any breach of the ceasefire agreement concluded on 04 and 09 September 2018, compromising stability in the capital and, most importantly,…

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Eighteen urban planning specialists trained on Geographic Information System (GIS)

The training course, funded by the UPA and taking place in Tunis, is part of the Institutional Capacity Building Project

UN-Habitat launched a ten-day training course in Geographic information System (GIS) mapping on urban planning for 18 civil servants from different branches of Libya’s Urban Planning Agency (UPA) and six municipalities. (Benghazi, Ubari, Al Kufra, Sebha, Sirte and Janzour). "UN-Habitat and the Urban Planning Agency are committed to pursue their…