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Security Council Renews Measures against Illicit Oil Exports

Security Council Renews Measures against Illicit Oil Exports from Libya, Grants Mandate Extension for Expert Panel Assisting Sanctions Committee The UN Security Council has renewed until 31 July 2017 the measures imposed by its resolution 2146 (2014) on the prevention of illicit crude oil exports from Libya. Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter […]

UN reports Widespread Human Rights Abuses in Libya

UN reports widespread human rights abuses in Libya, where ‘complete impunity prevails’ A United Nations report published today has documented widespread human rights violations and abuses committed in Libya since the beginning of 2014, recommending urgent measures to address “the complete impunity that prevails” and to strengthen and reform the justice sector. “Despite the human […]

Video: UN Probe Decries ‘War Crimes’ in Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. All sides in Libya’s chaotic conflict are likely guilty of war crimes, including torturing, raping and executing prisoners, the UN said Thursday, urging the world to do more to bring the perpetrators to justice.

EU, UN Pledge “Maximum Support” to the Govt of National Accord

On 23 February 2016, EU and UN “exchanged views on the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement and, in particular, on the importance for the House of Representatives to be able to quickly vote on the proposal to establish a Government of National Accord”, the EU said in a statement. The exchange of views took […]

Libya Suspended from Voting in UN General Assembly

Libya has been suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly for non-payment of dues. The suspension was made under Article 19 of the UN Charter, which states that a member state in arrears in the payment of its dues in an amount that equals or exceeds the contributions due for two preceding years can […]

Humanitarian Appeal ‘Barely 1% Funded’

Almost two months after its launch, a humanitarian appeal to aid 1.3 million vulnerable people in conflict-torn Libya is 99 per cent unfunded, a senior United Nations official for the North African country warned today, calling on the international community to step up to the plate. “With winter temperatures plunging and funding support for the […]

WFP Dispatches Food to Displaced Families

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food in eastern Libya for the first time since last June to provide one-month’s assistance over the coming four weeks to nearly 80,000 displaced people in and around Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city. “Libyans who have had to flee their homes and are now displaced, especially […]

UN seeks $166m Aid for Libya

The United Nations called on the international community to provide $165.6 million in aid to Libya. Ali al-Zaatari, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Libya, told a news conference: “We need $165.6 million in 2016. If we don’t get that amount, which is modest in comparison with what is spent on armaments, for example, then we […]