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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Condemning Terrorist Attack on Libya’s National Oil Company

he Mission calls on Libyans to desist from futile side conflicts and come together, in partnership with the international community, to eradicate the scourge of terrorism across the country

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on the National Oil Company today. It expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.  UNSMIL affirms that the assault on the institution that is Libya's primary source of national wealth is…

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United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) Statement on Ceasefire-Related Security Dialogue for Tripoli

The meeting, convened in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, was attended by representatives of the Government of National Accord and the military commanders, security apparatuses and armed groups present in and around the Capital

The United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) hosted a meeting today to discuss the consolidation of the 4 September 2018 ceasefire, agree on a monitoring and verification mechanism and begin talks on the security arrangements in the Greater Tripoli area. The meeting, convened in the western Libyan city of…

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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Statement on the Facilitation of a Ceasefire Agreement to end Fighting in Tripoli

The Mission will reach out to other parties who expressed interest in joining the ceasefire but were unable to attend, and commits to continue facilitations to strengthen the ceasefire and discuss the appropriate security arrangements in the Capital

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) thanks the Libyan parties who accepted the Mission’s invitation for dialogue and congratulates them on reaching a ceasefire agreement to end the fighting afflicting Tripoli since 26 August. The agreement was signed under the auspices of Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya…

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Libya: Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties - August 2018

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) continues to seek to confirm additional civilian casualties in the course of ongoing hostilities in Tripoli

From 1 August to 31 August 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 25 civilian casualties –22 deaths and three injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 14 men, two woman, four boys and two girls killed, and two men and one woman…

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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Statement on ongoing Tripoli Violence

In his meeting with President Fayez Sarraj in Tripoli, Dr. Salame affirmed the need for the Government of National Accord to assume its full responsibility in addressing critical security and economic challenges

The UN Support Mission in Libya condemns the escalation of violence in the Greater Tripoli area, now in its third day and call for an immediate ceasefire on all fronts. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Dr. Ghassan Salame, has reached out to the concerned Libyan parties…

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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) calls for the Restoration of Calm in Tripoli

The Mission stresses that political aims must not be pursued through violence and warns that the build-up of armed groups and hostile acts

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is following the clashes in and around Tripoli with grave concern and calls on all parties to immediately cease all military action.  UNSMIL is concerned by the use of indiscriminate fire and heavy weapons in densely populated residential areas, endangering civilian lives…

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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) statement on militias attacking Libyan sovereign institutions

The United Nations will report to the international community and work with all of the competent authorities to investigate the possibility of bringing sanctions against those interfering with or threatening the operations of any sovereign institution

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expresses its strong condemnation of the violence, intimidation and obstruction to the work of Libya’s sovereign institutions by militiamen. Members of brigades nominally acting under the Ministry of Interior of the Government of National Accord are attacking sovereign institutions and preventing them from…

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United Nations Statement on Forced Eviction of Tawergha Internally displaced persons (IDPs)

The camp, which houses around 2,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), has already been raided during the week by a Tripoli security apparatus

The UN in Libya strongly condemns the forced eviction of displaced Tawerghan families from Tariq al-Matar Camp early this morning, leaving them homeless for a second time in seven years.   “Entering an IDP camp while people are sleeping, demolishing homes and forcing people to flee, rendering them homeless, violates…

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United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) launch a media campaign to support reconciliation in Libya

This nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness among citizens about the importance played by dialogue, local reconciliation agreements and social cohesion in achieving peace in the country

As part of its efforts to strengthen the participation of all Libyans in the process of reconciliation, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) today launched the “Al-Solh Khair” (“Reconciliation is Good”) media campaign. This nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness among…

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Libya: Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties - July 2018

The majority of civilian casualties were caused by gunfire (two killed and five injured), followed by explosive remnants of war

From 1 July to 31 July 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 8 civilian casualties –three deaths and five injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. The casualty toll is the lowest on record since the beginning of the year. Victims included one man,…