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UNSMIL expresses deep concern at increased abductions, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance cases since the outbreak of fighting in Tripoli

At least seven officials and employees were arbitrarily detained or kidnapped in East and West Libya

UNSMIL is deeply concerned about increased cases of arbitrary arrest and detention, abduction, kidnapping and disappearance in Libya, inflicted upon officials, activists and journalists.  These cases warn of deterioration of the rule of law in Libya.  The Mission emphasizes that under International Human Rights Law (IHRL), everyone has the right to liberty and…

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Libyan Forensic Police Officers Complete UNMAS Training on Device Scene Incident Management in Kiev, Ukraine

During the intensive three-week course,the officers increased their knowledge about the theory and principles of explosive weapons and threats

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), with the generous support of the Government of Canada, successfully concluded a three-week training course on Device Scene Incident Management (DSIM) for Libyan Forensic Police Officers from the Libyan Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigation Agency. The contribution from Canada also helped UNMAS equip…

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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulates the Libyan People on the Advent of Holy Ramadan, calls for a Week-Long Humanitarian Truce

UNSMIL calls for an extendable one-week humanitarian truce starting at four in the morning of the first of Ramadan

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulates all Libyans on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.  UNSMIL calls for an extendable one-week humanitarian truce starting at four in the morning of the first of Ramadan, 06 May, in accordance with the spirit of this month as…

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SRSG Ghassan Salame: Heavy shelling of residential neighbourhood, killing innocent people is as blatant violation of international laws

The catastrophic impact upon the civilian population is expected to continue to rise as long as the hostilities continue

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame condemns in the strongest terms the overnight heavy rocket shelling on the high-density residential neighbourhood of Abu Slim in Tripoli which resulted in scores of civilian deaths and injuries. According to initial medical sources, civilian casualties include injured women and children and one…

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United Nations Secretary-General: It is still time to avoid the worse in Libya

He reiterated, during a media stakeout after briefing the Security Council in closed consultations about his last visit to Libya, that there is no military solution for the ongoing conflict there

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that there was still time to stop violence in Libya and to avoid the worse. He reiterated, during a media stakeout after briefing the Security Council in closed consultations about his last visit to Libya, that there is no military solution for the…

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Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary General in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, on the National Conference

The serious developments on the ground must be treated with the responsibility and time they require

The decision to hold the National Conference had been made on the basis that the situation had matured, and that the necessary conditions had been met to enable an effective solution to the crisis in Libya through a political settlement, the establishment of a national charter and commitments that could…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Libya

The Secretary-General urges the immediate halt of all military operations in order to de-escalate the situation and prevent an all-out conflict

By Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General strongly condemns the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around Tripoli, including the aerial attack today by a Libyan National Army (LNA) aircraft against Mitiga airport. The Secretary-General urges the immediate halt of all military operations in order to de-escalate…

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Statement by the Special representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame

The United Nations is deeply concerned for the welfare of the civilian population in the ongoing violence, and of the implications of the attack on the airport

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the aerial attack today by LNA aircraft against Meitiga airport, the capital’s only functioning airport that is available for civilian use. As such, this attack constitutes a serious violation of international humanitarian law…

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Statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Maria Ribeiro on the protection of civilians in Libya

The Humanitarian community in Libya is following developments closely and has already activated the emergency humanitarian response to assist civilians where needed

The escalation of violence in and around Tripoli has caused the displacement of more than 2,800 persons fleeing from fighting, has blocked emergency services from reaching casualties and civilians, and damaged electricity lines. The upsurge in violence is further increasing the misery of refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained in detention…

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United Nations in Libya Marks the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action” in Partnership with Canada and the United Kingdom

Members of Libyan civil society organizations and international non-governmental organizations shared examples of programme activities and achievements

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) co-organized a reception on 28 March in partnership with the Canadian and British Embassies to Libya to celebrate the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”. Under the theme, “United Nations Promotes SDGs- Safe Ground- Safe Home”, the event was hosted…