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Note to the Correspondents from UNSMIL’s Spokesperson on the Joint Drafting Committee Meetings

Bilateral and trilateral meetings with the UNSMIL team, as well as internal consultations within the delegations over the past two day succeeded in bringing both sides a step closer

The meetings of the Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representative and High Council of State demonstrated progress towards the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement. Bilateral and trilateral meetings with the UNSMIL team, as well as internal consultations within the delegations over the past two day succeeded…

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Note to Correspondents: House of Representatives and High State Council Joint Drafting Committee Commences its Discussions Today

The Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representative and High Council of State commenced its meeting today at UNSMIL to further advance yesterday’s discussions and continue finalizing amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement. The meeting is being facilitated by the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame. 

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IOM Providing Emergency Assistance to over 4,000 Migrants after end of Sabratah Conflict

The migrants will also be offered the opportunity to return home through IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return Assistance Programme

In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratah, at least 4,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, have been transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area, where IOM, the UN Migration Agency is providing emergency assistance. Sabratah is…

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Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties - September 2017

UNSMIL documented 5 deaths and 12 injuries in Sabratha, 5 deaths and 8 injuries in Benghazi, 3 injuries in Derna, 1 death in al-Zawiya, and 1 death in Tobruk

From 1 September to 30 September 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 35 civilian casualties - 12 deaths and 23 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 men killed and 8 injured, 3 women killed and 2 injured, and 2 children…

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Note to Correspondents from the Spokesperson of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya on the Fifth Round of Talks of the Joint Drafting Committee

The dialogue continued with an in-depth discussion of the proposals of the two Councils on the composition, structure and responsibilities of the executive authority and the mechanism for selecting members of the Presidency Council

The Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State held its fifth meeting today (September 30, 2017) to draft amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement in the presence of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya, Dr. Ghassan Salamé, amid a positive atmosphere…

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Note to the Correspondents from the Spokesperson of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya on the Joint Drafting Committee Meeting

Joint Committee members affirmed the need to achieve results to restore confidence that Libyans can work together for the common good and towards a promising, prosperous future they aspire to realize

The Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representative and High Council of State convened its second meeting, yesterday, at the United Nations Support Mission in Libya’s Tunis headquarter. The meeting, facilitated by Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame, discussed the Libyan Political Agreement’s articles related to the…

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The U.S. Expresses Support for the UN Action Plan for Libya

Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert

The United States welcomes the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security. We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya Ghassan Salamé to Libyan…

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Arbitrary and Prolonged Detention in Libya Workshop Concludes with Key Recommendations

Prolonged, arbitrary detention without judicial review is an important factor of instability and a main source of grievances in Libya

As part of its effort to promote human rights and to elaborate a national reconciliation strategy in Libya based on an inclusive dialogue and a multi-stakeholders consultation, UNSMIL has facilitated a two-day workshop under the theme “Addressing Arbitrary and Prolonged Detention in Libya within a National Reconciliation Framework” on 13-14…

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World Health Organization delivered an urgent medical supply to Sabha

Kits were procured with financial assistance from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered on 8th August 2017 to Sabha Medical Center ten (10) International Emergency Health kits (IEHK) which are standardized kit of essential medicines, supplies and equipment. These kits were procured with financial assistance from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).…