Ribeiro addresses Expert Group on Women, Peace & Security

Briefing Note for the DSRSG/RC/HC, Maria Ribeiro to Security Council’s Informal Experts Group on Women, Peace and Security Friday 13 April 2018   Excellencies Ambassadors of Sweden, Peru, and the UK, Co-Chairs of the Security Council’s Informal Experts Group on Women, Peace and Security; Colleagues, Expert-level representatives of Security Council members, UN Women, OSRSG-Sexual Violence […]

Salamé addresses Meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers

Address of SRSG for Libya Ghassan Salamé at the Meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 12 April 2018 Thank you, Your Excellency, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and thank you for inviting me to this meeting. I thank the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, I salute […]

Women’s Centre in Ubari opens its Doors

As part of its efforts to support the local authorities to provide better services to citizens, the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), today handed over the rehabilitated Women’s Centre in Ubari municipality. Ms. Fatma Masoud, Mr. Abubaker Ganso and Mr. Omar Kouki, members of Ubari Municipal Council, […]

Video: Female Activists struggle to bring Change to Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya has long been of the world’s strictest male-dominated societies. Years of conflict and an increase in lawlessness has only marginalised women even more, but female activism is on the rise in some areas. […]

GNA gives $5m to Stabilization Facility for Libya

The Government of National Accord contributes 5 million US$ to the Stabilization Facility for Libya The Minister of Planning, Hon. Dr. Taher E A Jehaimi, and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Libya, Ms. Maria Ribeiro, have signed an agreement at the Ministry […]

UN assists more than 8,500 Displaced Women in Libya

UNFPA and UNHCR assist more than 8,500 displaced women across Libya In order to respond to the growing needs of vulnerable displaced women across Libya, UNHCR and UNFPA, with the support of German funding, are currently distributing 8,517 dignity and hygiene kits in 16 different locations in the areas of Tripoli, Misrata, Sabha, Nafusa Mountains, […]

Libya hopes FIFA visit ends Ban on Hosting Matches

By John Lee. The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) hopes FIFA‘s recent visit to the country will help lift a ban on it hosting matches. Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA’s director of African and Caribbean Member Associations, said in Tripoli: “My presence is the kick-off of the process to bring international football matches (back) in Libya. It is […]

Concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement

Reconciliation Technical Committee identifies concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement; UN to play central role The Technical Committee of the “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya” project met this week with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ghassan Salamé (pictured) and the State Minister for IDP Affairs Youssef Jalala to discuss the safe […]