Tag Archives | United Nations Special Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

UN Calls on Libyans to Use Political Dialogue

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is closely following the recent developments in the country, including the siege of Ministries and other State institutions in the capital Tripoli. While UNSMIL stresses the basic right of all Libyans to express their demands by peaceful means, it underlines the need for all to abide by […]

UN Condemns Attack on French Embassy

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the embassy of France in Tripoli, Libya, resulting in several injuries and severe damage. They expressed their deep sympathy to the families of the victims of this heinous act The members of the Security Council condemned again all acts of […]

Scouts Mark International Mine Action Day

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action was marked in Libya by these boy and girl scouts, a drawing exhibition and official speeches for the occasion. It was the children’s day to show that their efforts could make a difference. The unseasonal hot springtime weather did not deter the scouts, who were […]

UN: Recent Developments Highlight Challenges

While there has been notable progress in Libya’s democratic transition, recent political and security developments have revealed the challenges associated with this process, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. “Given the legacy bequeathed to the Libyan people by the former regime, the process of democratic transition will surely face an […]

Japan Contributes to Libyan Mine Clearance

Japan is contributing US$1.8 million to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to facilitate the clearance of explosive remnants of war, coordinated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The 2011 conflict in Libya exacerbated the threat of explosive remnants of war […]

UN Message for Libya on International Women’s Day

Only three weeks ago, Libya marked the second anniversary of its revolution, a revolution the people of this country have made enormous sacrifices to achieve. This would not have been possible if it wasn't for the women and men struggling together and hand-in-hand to win their freedom after decades of dictatorship. As we celebrate together […]

UN Welcomes GNC Decision on Constitution

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the decision of the General National Congress on the formation of a constituent assembly to draft the new Libyan constitution (pictured). "This decision is an important milestone, paving the way for continued progress toward a constitution that reflects the needs, priorities, and aspirations of the Libyan […]

A Portrait of Libya in Transition

A multimedia exhibit showing Libya’s transition on the long road to democracy after a violent conflict opened at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday 29 January 2013. The exhibit, "Libya in Transition: Helping to Build a New Democratic Libya", documents through photographs, videos and text panels the challenges and accomplishments as Libya strives to […]