Tag Archives | Martin Kobler

UN welcomes Temporary Cessation of Hostilities in Ganfouda

Welcoming the announcement of a temporary cessation of hostilities by the Libyan National Army in the Ganfouda area, in the Libyan city of Benghazi, to allow evacuation of civilians, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Libya called on the parties to the conflict to ensure that civilians are protected. “I call on […]

Kobler: Women Deserve to Live Without Fear of Violence

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Libya, Martin Kobler, gave the following message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Gender-based violence is the most extreme form of the universal and systemic inequality experienced by women and girls. It knows no geographic, socio-economic or cultural boundaries. One in three women […]

UN calls for Pause in Fighting near Benghazi

As situation worsens, UN envoy calls for pause in fighting near Benghazi Expressing deep concern over the plight of civilians caught in the cross-fight in a Benghazi neighbourhood, a senior United Nations official in Libya has called for a humanitarian pause to allow aid to reach those in urgent need and as well as a […]

UN Welcomes resumption of HoR sessions as “New Dynamic”

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler welcomes the statement issued today by the Presidency Council (PC) and commends the resumption of the House of Representatives (HoR) sessions. Martin Kobler reiterates his full support to the PC under the leadership of Prime Minister Serraj […]

NOC Hits Out at UN/PFG Port Deal

The chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) has rebuked the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), following his meeting with the leader of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG). Mustafa Sanalla (pictured) sent the strongly-worded letter, seen by both Reuters and Libya Herald, to UN’s Martin Kobler telling him it was […]

High Level Roundtable on Interim Security Arrangements

UNSMIL Convenes High Level Roundtable on the Implementation of Interim Security Arrangements On 18 and 19 July, the Presidential Council and UN Special Representative, Martin Kobler, convened a high level roundtable to discuss the implementation of interim security arrangements as envisaged by Libyan law and the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). Over forty representatives of Libyan […]

Libyan Electricity Crisis Nears End

By Adam Nathan. Libya’s electricity shortage crisis should be over within two months, a senior government official has pledged. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Maiteeg, who is coordinating government and private sector action on the problem, told Libya Business News: “We hope in eight weeks the situation will get much better. But the problem is we […]