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Kobler Takes Over UNSMIL from Today

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Statement on Leadership Transition Mr. Martin Kobler will assume his position as Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on 17 November. Mr. Kobler succeeds Mr. Bernardino León, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated and […]

Video: Have UN-led Talks been Compromised?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For the past year and a half, rival militias loyal to rival goverments in Libya, have been fighting what has been described as a low-level civil war.And the UN's envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, […]

Video: Leon Denies Bias in Peace Talks

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The UN is backing its outgoing special envoy to Libya amid allegations of a conflict of interest. Bernadino Leon will move to a new role in the United Arab Emirates, which is seen as […]

Leon Lands Job with Emirates Diplomatic Academy

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy announced on Wednesday the appointment of Bernardino León as the first Director General of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading centre of excellence in diplomatic studies. Mr. Leon, will take up his position in December, 2015. A career diplomat with rich international experience spanning more than 25 years, Mr. Leon’s […]

Kobler "Set to take up Libya Post"

The United Nations Security Council has reportedly approved the appointment of Martin Kobler as the new U.N. special envoy to Libya, but it was unclear when he would take over mediating the currently-stalled peace talks. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notified the 15-member council in a letter on Friday, seen by Reuters, of his intention to […]

No Agreement Yet on Leon’s Proposals

A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) broke up on Monday evening without making a decision on whether to accept the draft peace agreement or the proposed names for the Presidential Council, reports Libya Herald. The meeting, which started late as there were insufficient members present to make up a quorum, heard criticism from […]

Leon Proposes Names for Govt of National Accord

Excerpts from SRSG Bernardino Leon’s Press Conference in Skhirat, Morocco, on Thursday 08 October 2015: So after a year of work in this process, after working with more than 150 Libyan personalities from all the regions, from all the political affiliations, working in six, seven different locations in Libya, six , seven different locations all […]

German Diplomat 'to become UN Envoy to Libya'

German diplomat Martin Kobler (pictured), who previously held senior UN posts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Congo, is reported to have been chosen to succeed Spain's Bernardino Leon as the United Nations' new special envoy for Libya. The new position would put him in charge of UN efforts to bring peace to the country, but Leon […]