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Training on Conflict Resolution, Rights Monitoring and Investigation

Reconciliation Committees and Experts from Ghadames and Awal Attend Training on Conflict Resolution, Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation Techniques As part of the project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya”, members of the reconciliation committees and experts from the Local Council of Awal and the city of Ghadames attended a three-day training in Tunis on 3-5 […]

Audio: A Solar-Powered Lifeline for Libya’s Hospitals

The United Nations is installing solar panels to power hospitals in Libya. They hope it will provide a solution to the long and frequent power outages that have become a problem for the country’s healthcare system. The BBC‘s Rana Jawad spoke to Noura Hamladji, country director for the UNDP, and Dr. Anas al-Barghathi who runs […]

FAO Partners with Libya to Boost Agricultural Sector

The Government of Libya has signed a USD 3.5 million agreement with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to strengthen its technical and functional national capacities in agriculture. The project aims to build capacities and to ensure more efficient and effective governmental agricultural support services to achieve greater synergies and impacts. (Source: FAO)

WFP welcomes Emergency Food Assistance from Italy

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011. Wagdi Othman, WFP Libya Country Director, said: “We thank Italy for this generous contribution to WFP’s […]

Serraj, Haftar Agree to Ceasefire and Elections

In support of the action of the United Nations and in the framework of the implementation of the Skhirat Agreement, taking into account the initiatives of the international organizations working on Libya including the African Union, the European Union and the League of Arab States, and underlining the efforts made by Libya’s friend countries and […]

Security Council Targets Libyan Fuel Smugglers

The UN Security Council has decided to extend until 15 November 2018 the mandate of its Panel of Experts on Libya — as well as sanctions related to the illicit export of petroleum — while adding “attacks against United Nations personnel” to the criteria for the ongoing travel bans and freezing of assets affecting individuals […]

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 […]