Tag Archives | Ghassan Salamé

“Status Quo is Not Sustainable” — Salamé

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council – 17 January 2018: Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, I would like to congratulate Kazakhstan for its Presidency of the Security Council this month. I also wish to thank you for this opportunity to brief upon the work of the United Nations […]

UNSMIL Condemns Attack on Misrata Court House

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned the suicide attack against the court house in the Libyan city of Misrata on 4th October. The attack, for which the Islamic State (ISIL) claimed responsibility, killed at least three and wounded over 15, including civilians. The Special Representative to the Secretary-General and Head of […]

UN Boss visits Benghazi’s Destroyed University

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame arrived in Benghazi today as part of his ongoing efforts to engage Libyans everywhere on how best to move the political process forward and bring peace to the country. Landing at Banina Airport, the SRSG, welcomed […]

UN Special Representative Warmly Welcomed in Tripoli

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, arrived in Tripoli today and met with President Faiez al-Sarraj, Presidency Council (PC) members and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman al-Sweihli. In a joint press conference after the meeting, President Sarraj […]

New UN Libya Envoy faces Long Road to Peace

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ghassan Salame as his new special envoy to Libya and as the head of the UN mission in the country known as the UN […]

Mogherini: Appt of UN Envoy comes at Crucial Moment

The appointment of Ghassan Salamé as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) comes at a crucial moment for the Libyan Peace Process, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini has said in a statement. “I am confident that with Mr […]

Former Lebanese Culture Minister to replace Kobler

By John Lee. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly appointed the former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salamé (pictured) to succeed Martin Kobler as head of UNSMIL. The United States had previously rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job because of his nationality. Reuters reports that, following that objection, Russia and other council members […]