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A Place of Distinctive Despair

By Frederic Wehrey and Emad Badi. Among the conflict-scarred pockets of Libya’s fractured landscape, the central coastal city of Sirte is a place of distinctive despair. Strategically located at the western edge of the country’s petroleum-rich “oil crescent,” it sits on the fault-line of Libya’s opposing factional forces. For many in the West, however, it […]

UN Condemns Forced Eviction of Tawergha IDPs

The UN in Libya strongly condemns the forced eviction of displaced Tawerghan families from Tariq al-Matar Camp early this morning, leaving them homeless for a second time in seven years. “Entering an IDP camp while people are sleeping, demolishing homes and forcing people to flee, rendering them homeless, violates their dignity and their right to […]

UNDP, UNSMIL launch Media Campaign for Reconciliation

As part of its efforts to strengthen the participation of all Libyans in the process of reconciliation, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) today launched the “Al-Solh Khair” (“Reconciliation is Good”) media campaign. This nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness among citizens about the importance played […]

Addressing Property Ownership Grievances in Libya

State representatives and experts discuss best remedies to address grievances resulting from past property ownership laws and practices in Libya A thematic meeting on real estate, land and property rights in Libya was organized in Tunis by UNSMIL and UNDP on 9-10 July as part of the project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya”. The meeting […]

Italy’s Conte planning Conference on Libya

By John Lee. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he is organising a conference to look for ways to stabilise Libya. At a press conference following his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Conte said: “Many of the migration routes from African countries concentrate in the Libyan area. But it’s […]

French Foreign Minister visits Libya

France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will be in Tripoli, Misurata, Tobruk, and Rajma on July 23. This visit follows the international conference on Libya hosted by the French President on May 29 and under the authority of the UN, represented by Ghassan Salamé, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Libya. […]

Italy contributes €500k to UN Reconciliation Efforts

The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts. His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Giuseppe Perrone, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed the agreement today in support of local reconciliation and mediation efforts […]

Tajani: Stability in Libya means Stability in Europe

“Stability in Libya means stability in Europe. The European Union must speak with one voice and all our efforts must be aimed at supporting the reconstruction of a state so that it becomes a strong partner. The European Parliament stands by the Libyan people, who deserve peace, stability, democracy and prosperity,” said European Parliament President, […]