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Mogherini: UN Resolution supports Libya Arms Embargo

Mogherini: UN Resolution enables EU operation to implement arms embargo on Libya EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said the UN adoption of Resolution 2292, authorising inspection of suspected embargo-breaking vessels off Libya’s coast, “will now enable Operation Sophia also to play an important role in implementing the UN arms embargo on Libya.” Since the beginning […]

EU "risks Fuelling Horrific Abuse of Refugees" in Libya

The EU’s plans to cooperate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention in horrifying conditions of thousands of refugees and migrants, said Amnesty International. Last month the EU announced plans to extend its anti-smuggling naval mission in the Mediterranean, Operation Sophia, for another year and to train, build […]

EU gives over EUR 6m to support Libya Stabilisation

The European Commission has announced the allocation of over EUR 6 million to support stabilisation efforts in Libya through the Instrument contributing to Stability & Peace (IcSP). EUR 5 million will go to the Stabilisation Facility for Libya - an initiative of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the […]

Mogherini Stresses Importance of Int'l Cooperation at UN

In a wide ranging speech to the UN Security Council on Monday 6 June, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed the vital importance of cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations, the need to revive peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians and for a continued diplomatic effort to stop the war in Syria. […]

EU Supports Training for Libyan Red Crescent Society

Volunteers and staff of the Libyan Red Crescent Society participated in two recent training workshops in Tunis by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with the support of the European Union. The trainings focused on mental health, psycho-social rehabilitation, socio-economic integration for vulnerable and at-risk groups in Libya (protection) and support […]

Libyan cities get support from European Cities

Libyan cities get support from European cities through CoR initiative As part of the effort by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) to help cities in Libya, a group of Libyan engineers attended a workshop in Murcia, Spain on 31 May, focused on one of the major challenges faced by Libyan municipalities: water management. […]

European Union Photo Competition in Libya

In celebration of Ramadan the Delegation of the European Union to Libya will organise an online photo competition for Libyan participants from the 5th of June to the 7th of July. During this holy month Libyans will be invited to share photographs depicting their vision and interpretation of the values that mark this period of peace, forgiveness […]

UN Trains HNEC Staff in Logistical Support Skills

UNSMIL and UNDP Train HNEC Staff in logistical support skills Twenty four electoral staff from Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) completed today a workshop on Logistical support in electoral operations administered by the UN Electoral Support Team to Libya, which brings together resources from UNSMIL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The training […]