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Coronavirus - Libya: One year of destructive war in Libya, UNSMIL renews calls for immediate cessation of hostilities and unity to combat COVID-19

UNSMIL appeals to all concerned to activate the humanitarian truce immediately and cease all military operations to allow Libyan authorities to respond to the threat of COVID-19

Today marks one year since the forces of “Libyan National Army” Commander General Khalifa Haftar launched their offensive to seize Tripoli, Libya’s capital. What resulted is a needless conflict that shattered the hopes of many Libyans for a peaceful political transition via a National Conference that could have paved the…

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Acting SRSG, Stephanie Williams, strongly condemns grave violations of humanitarian pause in Libya, calls for immediate halt to all military operations

The Acting SRSG calls for an immediate halt to the shelling on the prison and the area where the prison is located, to avoid mass casualties among prisoners and prison guards

Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams strongly condemns today’s repeated shelling Ain Zara neighborhood, including the Al Rwemi prison, reportedly by forces affiliated with the Libyan National Army. These attacks have resulted in a number of…

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The Secretary-General Appeals For Global Cease-Fire Amid The Threat Of Covid-19

The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price

Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.  The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world. The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest…

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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Welcomes Positive Responses by Libyan Parties to the Calls for a Humanitarian Pause, hopes for an immediate cessation of the fighting

UNSMIL welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army to the calls for of a humanitarian pause, and hopes that they stop the fighting immediately on all fronts to allow national health authorities and health partners to respond to the potential threat of…

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UNSMIL joins international partners in Calling for Humanitarian Pause to Enable Responding to Corona Virus Covid-19 Pandemic in Libya

UNSMIL encourages the implementation of a consolidated mechanism to face COVID-19 in Libya in close collaboration with WHO and other UN agencies on the ground

UNSMIL welcomes and joins the call by international partners on all parties to the Libyan conflict to declare an immediate humanitarian cessation of hostilities as well as a halt to the continuing transfer of all military equipment and personnel into Libya, in order to allow local authorities to rapidly respond…

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UN Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

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UNSMIL Statement on Conclusion of Second Round of 5+5 Joint Military Commission Talks

The two parties agreed to present the draft agreement to their respective leaderships for further consultations and to meet again next month to resume the discussions

The second round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks to reach a lasting ceasefire and to restore security to civilian areas concluded on 23 February at the Palace of Nations in Geneva.  The talks took place in the presence of and with the participation of the Special…

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Statement by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

The Mission calls for an end to the escalation and provocative actions and urges all parties to resort to dialogue as the only means to end the crisis

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) hopes to resume the second round of talks of the Libyan Joint Military Commission (5+5), while expressing its strong and renewed condemnation of the bombing of Tripoli’s seaport yesterday by the Libyan National Army, which resulted in a number of casualties and…

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UN fears severe consequences on its efforts due to stoppage of its flights to/from Libya

This practice has been repeated on several occasions in the past weeks

The United Nations in Libya regrets that its regular flights, which transport its staff to and from Libya, are not granted permission by the LNA to land in Libya. This practice has been repeated on several occasions in the past weeks. The United Nations is very concerned that preventing its flights…

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UNSMIL Statement on the Second Meeting of the Libyan Economic and Financial Track

Representatives from across the Libyan political and geographical spectrum participated in the meeting

On 9 and 10 February, 28 Libyan economic experts gathered in Cairo for the second round of talks of the Libyan Economic and Financial Track, one of the three intra-Libyan tracks UNSMIL is organizing - along with the military and political tracks - and endorsed by the International Conference on…