Tag Archives | Ghassan Salamé

Salame: Keep your Hands off Libya

Informal comments to the media by Ghassan Salameh, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on the latest situation in Libya. Transcript of SRSG for Libya Ghassan Salameh (UNSMIL) on Libya – Security Council Media Stakeout  (6 January 2020) Informal comments to the media by Ghassan […]

Salame Condemns Continued Airstrikes

The Special Representative of Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Ghassan Salame, strongly condemns repeated airstrikes targeting civilian installations in western Libya, including Al-Zawiya, Tajoura and Abu Salim. “We have said it loud and clear that indiscriminate attacks against civilians not only constitute a grave violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law, but also further […]

Salame Briefing to the UN Security Council

Mr. President Members of the Security Council, Seven and half months into the conflict in Libya, and given the recent dangerous escalation in the hostilities in and around Tripoli, we find ourselves ever more in a race against time to reach a peaceful solution that would spare many lives. I will provide you with an […]

Salamé addresses United Nations Security Council

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya- 4 September 2019 Video link: http://bit.ly/2lykZyq Mr. President, Allow me to congratulate the Russian Federation for its Presidency of the Security Council this month. Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, I am grateful for the Council’s expression of support […]

New US Ambassador to Libya is Confirmed

By John Lee. U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland assumed his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Libya on August 14, following his nomination by the U.S. President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The Ambassador welcomes the opportunity for dialogue with all Libyans. So far, he has appreciated the opportunity to present himself to GNA Prime Minister […]

Salamé urges Truce

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya 29 July 2019 Mr. President [Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru], Allow me to congratulate Peru for its Presidency of the Security Council. Before beginning my briefing, I would like to pay tribute to the late President of Tunisia Beji Caid […]

NATO calls for End to Libya Fighting

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé at NATO headquarters on Monday (13 May 2019) for talks on the security situation in Libya. The Secretary General expressed the Alliance’s deep concern over the situation in Libya and stressed that he would continue to urge all parties […]

UN Condemns Shelling of Residential Neighbourhood

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