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New US Ambassador to Libya is Confirmed

By John Lee. U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland assumed his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Libya on August 14, following his nomination by the U.S. President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The Ambassador welcomes the opportunity for dialogue with all Libyans. So far, he has appreciated the opportunity to present himself to GNA Prime Minister […]

Czech Embassy in Tripoli to Close

By John Lee. The Czech Republic will reportedly close its embassy in Tripoli from 1st September. According to Radio Praha, the embassy has been operating from Tunis since April 2015, due to the security situation. It quotes the Czech Foreign Ministry as saying that it sees no immediate prospect of improvement in security. (Source: Radio […]

Young Mediterranean Voices needed in New Leadership Seminar

Call for participation to Young Mediterranean Voices New Leadership Seminar The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) is running a call for participation to invite young leaders to the second edition of the “The Young Mediterranean Voices New Leadership Seminar”, taking place in Malta from 17 to 23 November 2019. The deadline to apply is […]

EU Declaration on UN-Facilitated Political Process in Libya

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the support to the UN facilitated political process in Libya The European Union and its Member States are united in demanding that all Libyan parties commit to a permanent ceasefire and return to a UN facilitated political process. The European Union 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 […]

USAID Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference

USAID/Libya has convened a cross section of prominent Libyan business women, activists, and Libyan local government representatives for a Women’s Economic Empowerment conference in Tunis, Tunisia to discuss opportunities and constraints to entrepreneurship and political participation for women in Libya. The event follows the recent announcement of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-gdp) Initiative, […]

IOM, UN Welcome Consensus on Need for Action on Libya

Joint Statement: IOM Director General António Vitorino and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Tuesday’s discussions in Paris with European States on addressing the situation on the Mediterranean Sea, and preventing loss of life in Libya, are welcome and much-needed. The violence in Tripoli in recent weeks has made the situation more desperate than […]

Concern over Disappearance of Libyan MP

By John Lee. International bodies have expressed their concern over the disappearance of a Libyan Member of Parliament. In a statement, UNSMIL said: “UNSMIL is gravely concerned by and closely following up on media reports about the disappearance of Ms. Siham Sergewa and the injury of her husband. An elected House of Representatives member, Ms. […]