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Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The members of the Security Council called on the Libyan parties to abide by their commitments and implement the agreement in full

The members of the Security Council welcomed the permanent ceasefire agreement signed by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission on 23 October in Geneva following talks facilitated by the United Nations. The members of the Security Council called on the Libyan parties to abide by their commitments and implement the agreement…

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UNSMIL Welcomes Appointment of Five Women Judges

Two new specialised courts in Benghazi and Tripoli dedicated to hearing cases of violence against women and children

The UN Support Mission in Libya welcomes the 11 October appointment of five women judges who will work in two new specialised courts in Benghazi and Tripoli dedicated to hearing cases of violence against women and children. The establishment of these two courts, coupled with the appointment of five women…

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UNSMIL Statement on the resumption of intra-Libyan political and military talks

UNSMIL strongly welcomes the constructive political and material assistance offered by the members of the international community

Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Stephanie Williams is pleased to announce the resumption of inclusive intra-Libyan talks, based on Security Council resolution 2510 (2020), which endorsed the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on January 19, 2020.…

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Economic Working Group Discusses Plan to Address Electricity Crisis with Libyan Electricity Company Leadership

Deputy Chairman of General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), Abdul Salem al Ansari, presented a plan to address the current 3,000 MW deficit

On 23 September, Acting UN SRSG Stephanie Williams and the Ambassador-designate of the European Union to Libya, José Sabadell, as the rotating chair of the Economic Working Group (EWG) established by the Berlin Process, convened a meeting with the new leadership of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to…

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Coronavirus: Libyan Healthcare Professionals come together to combat COVID-19

Participate via a video teleconference in the first of a series of UN-supported technical exchanges to combat COVID-19

A group of Libyan healthcare professionals from across the country met in Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha to participate via a video teleconference in the first of a series of UN-supported technical exchanges to combat COVID-19. The aim of the initiative by Libyan healthcare professionals, which is supported by the United…

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UNSMIL Statement on the latest developments in Libya

UNSMIL urges calm, the application of the rule of law and the preservation of the rights of all citizens to peacefully express their views

Libya is witnessing a dramatic turn of events that underlines the urgent need to return to a full and inclusive political process that will meet the aspirations of the Libyan people for representative government, dignity, and peace.  UNSMIL urges calm, the application of the rule of law and the preservation…

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Coronavirus - Libya: On the one year anniversary of the bloody attack on the Tajoura Detention Centre, the UN renews its call for the closure of migration Detention Centres and accountability

Libya grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, with detained migrants and asylum seekers who are vulnerable and exposed

Today marks one year since the airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre which resulted in the killing of at least 52 migrants and the injury of 87 others in one of the deadliest incidents since the launch of the attack on Tripoli in April 2019. The attack on Tajoura, where migrants and refugees…

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Coronavirus - Libya: UNSMIL Statement on Recent Developments in Libya

Protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, including health facilities, schools, detention facilities, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

The tragedy that has beset Libya for more than a year has proven, beyond any doubt, that any war among Libyans is a losing war.  There can be no real victor, only heavy losses for the nation and its people, who have already suffered due to conflict for more than…

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Coronavirus - Libya: UNSMIL condemns indiscriminate attacks on civilian populated neighborhoods in Tripoli, causing many civilian casualties

Alarmed by the intensification of indiscriminate attacks at a moment when Libyans deserve to peacefully observe the holy month of Ramadan and a time when they are battling the COVID-19

UNSMIL strongly condemns increased attacks on civilian populated areas in Tripoli, including the appalling shelling yesterday on Tripoli’s Zawiat al-Dahmani neighbourhood, near the Turkish embassy and the Italian ambassador’s residence, which reportedly killed at least two civilians and injured three others. UNSMIL will continue to document violations to be shared,…

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Coronavirus - Libya: Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams’ message on World Press Freedom Day

For too long, Libyan journalists and media workers have laid down their lives in the course of their duties, seeking to report the news and share them with the public

By Stephanie Williams An independent media, free from intimidation and threats, is crucial to laying the foundations of democracy. On this day, I want to pay tribute to the brave journalists and media workers in Libya who, despite rising intimidation and violence, continue to carry out their duties under extremely…