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Foreign Firms in process of Renewing Libya Licences

By John Lee. A number of foreign firms have reportedly started work on renewing their licences to operate in Libya. According to Reuters, the Economy Ministry suspended 40 foreign firms in May on the grounds that their licenses had expired, before granting a grace period of three months to seek new ones. Tripoli-based economy minister […]

Libya Ranked Second-Last in Good Country Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked second-last out of 153 countries in this year’s Good Country Index, placing it just ahead of Iraq and behind Yemen. Iran was ranked 138th. The idea of the Good Country Index to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it […]

Training on Clinical Management of Sexual Violence Cases

IOM in Libya, in collaboration with UNFPA in Libya, and with the support of the Government of Finland, recently concluded a training workshop for the second batch of health care professionals. The three-day training workshop aims to increase the capacity of health care professionals on providing comprehensive clinical management to survivors of sexual violence including […]

Libya Rises (Slightly!) in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Libya has improved its position in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 133rd place out of the 149 countries measured, up from 136th last year. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health […]

Libya Stagnant in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Libya has made no improvement in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 136th place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. Despite Libya’s […]

Last of Chemical Weapon Precursors Successfully Removed

Announcing a major milestone in the international operation to verifiably eliminate Libya’s remaining chemical weapons stocks, the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, confirmed that the chemicals have been successfully removed from Libya on 27 August 2016. The operation — facilitated and coordinated by the OPCW — […]

Libyan Media Discuss Guidelines to curb Hate Speech

Building on the recommendations of the recent Madrid III meeting in June, Libyan media managers and journalists from across the country and the region are gathering for three days in the Tunisian capital to establish guidelines concerning hate speech. Once elaborated, the guidelines will be widely distributed to allow media outlets to introduce common standards, […]

Libyan Media in Times of Crises

UNESCO: The Role of Libyan Media and its Responsibility in times of Crises In discussions facilitated by UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, senior managers and owners from ten Libyan media outlets, including television, print, radio and online media based both inside the country and in the region have jointly […]