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AU, EU and UN to enhance Co-Coperation on Migration

High level mission of the AU, EU and the UN visits Tripoli to enhance co-operation on migration and protection issues in Libya A high level mission of the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations visited Tripoli today to take stock of progress made and to further enhance cooperation with Libyan authorities in […]

Libya Suspended from Voting at UN

By John Lee. Libya have been suspended from voting in the United Nations General Assembly for the third time in three years. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed the Assembly that the suspension was ordered as Libya owes $6,594,842 in unpaid dues. (Source: Associated Press)

UN, Ministry of Labour collaborate on Labour Migration

This week, IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Libyan Ministry of Labour took the first steps towards developing a labour migration strategy. Over three days beginning on Sunday (11/02), the Libyan Minister of Labour and Capacity Building hosted a workshop on developing Libya’s labour market and fostering youth empowerment throughout the country. IOM supported […]

UN Launches Policing and Security Programme for Libya

Towards Effective and Democratic Governance, the UN Launches Policing and Security Programme for Libya A strong and peaceful Libya requires building effective and capable state institutions that enjoy the trust of the citizens. Towards this objective, the United Nations, in collaboration with the Libyan ministries of justice and interior, launched the Policing and Security Programme […]

Agreement to Create Network of Mediators in Libya

Local reconciliation actors agree on creating a national network of mediators in Libya The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has gathered over 60 local mediators to share experiences in facilitating peace and ceasefire agreements. The three-day workshop, organized as part of the UN’s Towards National Reconciliation […]

“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 […]

UN Chief “Horrified” by Libyan Slavery Reports

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) has said he is horrified by recent video footage showing migrants being sold as slaves in Libya: “I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves. I abhor these appalling acts and call upon all competent authorities to investigate these […]

UN calls EU policy on Migrants in Libya ‘Inhuman’

UN human rights chief: Suffering of migrants in Libya outrage to conscience of humanity The UN Human Rights chief today expressed dismay at the sharp increase in the number of migrants held in horrific conditions at detention facilities in Libya, saying the European Union’s policy of assisting the Libyan Coast Guard to intercept and return […]