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Washington can seize a pinprick of light in Libya

By Jeffrey Feltman, for The Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A few flickers of light may be penetrating Libya's deepening gloom. On the one hand, Libya's misery grows worse. As Acting U.N. Special Representative Stephanie Williams told the […]

UN Statement on Libyan Consultative Meeting

Statement on the HD-Organised Libyan Consultative Meeting of 7-9 September 2020 in Montreux, Switzerland Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (ASRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams warmly welcomes the outcomes of the consultations amongst key Libyan stakeholders that took place in Montreux in Switzerland under the auspices of the […]

UN urges Libya to Shut Migrant Detention Centres

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. UN chief urges Libya to shut migrant detention centers UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) renewed his call for Libya's authorities to close migrant detention centers across the country, describing a raft of human […]

Briefing of Acting SRSG Williams to UNSC on Libya

Briefing of Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams to the Security Council on the situation in Libya Mr. President (Ambassador Abdou Abarry of Niger), Excellencies, Allow me to congratulate Niger for assuming the presidency of the Security Council during the month of September and for giving me the opportunity to brief this Council today. It is becoming […]

LIA to ask UN Permission to Invest Billions

By John Lee. The head of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is reported to be planning to ask the United Nations to allow the sovereign wealth fund to invest billions of dollars. Chairman Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed told Reuters: "We have billions of cash in our accounts not invested." Click here to read the full […]

Libyan Civilian Casualties Report: 1 APRIL - 30 JUNE 2020

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) releases its second quarter civilian casualty report for 2020. The data shows an increase in civilian casualties from the armed conflict in Libya. UNSMIL renews its call for all parties to the conflict to immediately halt all military operations and respect international human rights and humanitarian law, to […]

Algerian President discusses Libya Crisis with UN

Algerian President receives Acting SRSG to discuss the latest developments of the crisis in Libya In a meeting on Saturday in Algiers, the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and Acting SRSG/Head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, discussed the crisis in Libya. The Acting SRSG thanked Algeria for its role in reaching […]

WFP Libya COVID-19 Response June 2020

Already in a state of prolonged conflict, intensification of fighting and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions to block its spread have deeply impacted Libya. With needs, chief among them food needs, spiking, further destabilization of the economic sphere and disrupted supply chains have thrown already vulnerable communities into significantly more danger. […]