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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Libya

The Secretary-General commends the 2.8 million Libyans who have registered to vote

The Secretary-General takes note of the announcement on 22 December by the Libyan High National Elections Commission that a new date needs to be set by the House of Representatives for the first round of Presidential elections.  The Secretary-General commends the 2.8 million Libyans who have registered to vote. It…

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Statement From The Special Adviser To The Secretary-General On Libya

To contribute to a solution of Libya’s political crisis and to durable stability, presidential and parliamentary elections must take place in the appropriate conditions

At the request of the Secretary-General, I arrived in Libya on 12 December to lead United Nations good offices and mediation efforts and engagements with Libyan and international stakeholders to pursue implementation of the three intra-Libyan dialogue tracks—political, security, and economic--and to support the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in…

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UNSMIL Statement on the Unfolding Security Situation in Tripoli

The current mobilization of forces affiliated with different groups creates tensions and increases the risk of clashes that could spiral into conflict

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is concerned about the unfolding security situation in Tripoli. The current mobilization of forces affiliated with different groups creates tensions and increases the risk of clashes that could spiral into conflict. Any disagreements on emerging political or military matters should be resolved…

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Statement On International Human Rights Day By Co-Chairs (Netherlands, Switzerland And Unsmil) Of International Humanitarian Law And Human Rights Working Group Of International Follow-Up Committee On Libya

‘Free and Safe Participation of Libyans in Public Life Is Essential for Success of the Political Process’

On International Human Rights Day, the co-chairs of the Working Group on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights under the Berlin process – the Netherlands, Switzerland, and UNSMIL – called on Libyan authorities to ensure that all Libyans can meaningfully participate in building the country’s future. “As Libya prepares to…

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Special envoy Kubiš meets HNEC Chief, renews UN commitments to support Libyans in holding free, fair, inclusive elections free from threats and intimidation

The Special Envoy was briefed about the progress made so far by the HNEC in the preparation for holding parliamentary and presidential elections on 24 December 2021

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Jan Kubis yesterday met with the Chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Dr. Imad al-Sayeh in Tripoli. The Special Envoy was briefed about the progress made so far by the HNEC…

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UNSMIL warns against acts that could serve to deprive Libyans of exercising their democratic right

UNSMIL strongly condemns all acts aimed at jeopardizing the integrity of the electoral process, preventing Libyans from exercising their democratic rights in safety and in dignity

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is following with great concern the continued closure of Sebha Court of Appeal, in addition to reported threats against the judiciary. An armed group, allegedly affiliated to forces controlling Sebha, has reportedly, again, violently obstructed the work of the Sebha Court of Appeal. The reports also indicate that…

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Statement by the President Of The Security Council on Libya - 24 November 2021

The Security Council expresses its support for Parliamentary and Presidential elections on 24 December 2021 as set out in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) roadmap

The Security Council welcomes the Paris International Conference for Libya which was convened on 12 November 2021, the Declaration issued by the participants (S/2021/958) and the commitment of the participants to the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement and to supporting the UN facilitated Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process. The…

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UNSMIL Statement on the JMC Meeting in Cairo with Representatives of Chad, Niger, and Sudan and Agreement on Establishing Communication and Coordination Mechanism with Neighboring Countries

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiŝ, commends the continuous efforts of the JMC

The 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) concluded on 1 November a three-day meeting in Cairo, where they agreed with representatives of Chad, Niger, and Sudan on establishing an effective communication and coordination mechanism to support the implementation of the JMC Action Plan for the  departure of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and…

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Statement by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya regarding the legal framework for Libya’s parliamentary and presidential elections

UNSMIL calls for the adoption of the necessary adjustments, including those put forward by the High National Commission for Elections (HNEC)

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is closely following ongoing efforts to finalize the legal framework for Libya’s national elections under consideration by the House of Representatives (HoR). On the eve of the upcoming session of the HoR, UNSMIL calls for the adoption of the necessary adjustments, including…

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UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš’ statement on the first anniversary of Libyan ceasefire agreement

The critical importance of the ceasefire agreement and its implementation was confirmed by the participants of the Libya Stabilization ministerial conference held on 21 October, in Tripoli

The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Ján Kubiš, hailed the achievements secured by the (5+5) Joint Military Commission (JMC) since the signing of the comprehensive ceasefire agreement in Geneva a year ago. “We join the Libyan people in commemorating…