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Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The Members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on a UN Convoy on 10 August 2019 in Benghazi. Those behind the attack should be identified and held accountable. The Members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and wished a speedy and […]

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 […]

UN Extends Arms Embargo on Libya

By John Lee. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted resolution 2473 (2019) to extend the arms embargo on Libya for another year. The full text of the resolution can be viewed here. (Source: UN)

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Ghassan Salamé addresses United Nations Security Council

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya Mr. President [Ambassador Joseph Singer, Dominican Republic], Allow me to congratulate the Dominican Republic for its Presidency of the Security Council. Mr President, Members of the Council, The South remains Libya’s vulnerable heart, encompassing almost 1 million square kilometers […]

The need for a Sustainable Security Infrastructure in Libya

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Libya Thank you very much Mr President. Thank you for scheduling this briefing. Very good to hear from the SRSG so thank you, Ghassan for everything you’ve said. I wanted to start by thanking you also for restructuring […]

LFJL calls for surrender of Gaddafi, Al-Werfalli, Al-Tuhamy to ICC

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL): On 2 November 2018, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) stated that efforts to hold Saif Gaddafi (Gaddafi), Mahmoud Al-Werfalli (Al-Werfalli) and Al-Tuhamy Khaled (Al-Tuhamy) to account will be “rendered ineffective” unless the international community takes “all necessary steps to effect the arrest and surrender of […]