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Parties 'Reach Consensus' on Main Points

The United Nations envoy for Libya announced on Sunday that consensus has been reached by the parties on the main elements of a political agreement aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis. “I think this is a very important day for Libya,” Bernardino León, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in […]

Leon Briefs Security Council

Briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya to the Security Council.  Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Council, Excellencies, 1. Since my last briefing to the Council, the situation in Libya continued to deteriorate amidst significant political fragmentation and violence. Too many Libyans continue to die in this fight among brothers and […]

Libya Talks 'Very Positive' - Leon

The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino León, announced on Monday that there is a political agreement amongst the parties on the majority of the elements of the draft proposal they are considering, and he hoped to have them initial it later this week. “It is not 100 per cent but it is […]

Libya "Close to Point of No Return"

SRSG Bernardino Leon’s Press Conference in Tripoli. Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Good afternoon. Thank you for being here today. As you know, this is my fourth visit to Libya as Special Representative of the secretary general. I was yesterday in tobruk and I had the opportunoihjnty to meet the speaker of HoR, Mr. Agila, and […]

Meeting of Special Envoys for Libya

The Special Envoys for Libya (from the African Union, the Arab League, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States) met in Paris on 30 October with the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (UNSRSG), Bernardino León (pictured). The Special Envoys expressed their full support for the […]

Leon Visits Tobruk to Back Parliament

UN special envoy Bernardino Leon visited Tobruk on Monday in a show of support for Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives. The move comes as a rival assembly was set up by armed groups that took control of Tripoli last month. The House was elected in June and its previous name, the General National […]

EU Welcomes Appointment of León

The EU has welcomed the appointment of Bernardino León as the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). In May, Bernardino León was appointed personal Special Envoy for Libya by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, and also served since […]

Bernardino León Appointed Head of UNSMIL

UN Secretary-General appoints Bernardino León of Spain as Special Representative and Head of UNSMIL United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Mr. Bernardino León of Spain as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The new Special Representative will succeed Mr. Tarek Mitri of Lebanon […]