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UN Secretary-General on calls for Humanitarian Pause

Statement attributable to the spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the positive response of Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause The Secretary-General welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) on 18 and 21 March respectively, to the calls for a humanitarian pause to stop the […]

UNSMIL Concern about Enforced Disappearances in Libya

UNSMIL expresses concern about increased enforced disappearances in Libya UNSMIL expresses deep concerns over the recent increase in abductions and enforced disappearances in towns and cities across Libya conducted by armed groups with total impunity. The Mission renews its call for the full respect of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by parties […]

Call for Proposals: Conflict Management, Social Cohesion

Call for Proposals -- Conflict management and social cohesion in Libya Through the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), UNDP supports three activities sets, each with a dedicated output: Output 1: Light Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Output 2: Capacity Surge; and Output 3: Local Peace Structures and Conflict Management Capacity. At the municipal level, these outputs support the […]

UN's Libyan Envoy Ghassan Salamé Steps Down

Declaring commitment to ‘peace and stability’ for Libya, top UN envoy steps down as stress takes its toll After serving more than two years as the UN’s Special Representative in charge of finding a way to a lasting peace in war-torn Libya, Ghassan Salamé - who also heads up the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) […]

Libyan Jews' Potential Return "sends out Political Shockwaves"

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan Jews' potential return sends out political shockwaves The controversial issue of the return of Libyan Jews to their homeland regained traction recently after United Nations envoy Ghassan Salame met Feb. 6 with Raphael […]

New Mediterranean Operation to Implement Arms Embargo

Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo EU Foreign Affairs Ministers reached a political agreement at the Foreign Affairs Council, held on Monday 17 February in Brussels, to launch a new operation in the Mediterranean Sea to implement the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. […]

UN Votes To Extend Libya Oil Sanctions

Security Council Extends Measures against Illicit Export of Petroleum from Libya, Adopting Resolution 2509 (2020) The UN Security Council has extended the authorization of measures against the illicit export of crude oil and other petroleum products from Libya until 30 April 2021, continuing to allow Member States to inspect designated vessels on the high seas. Adopting […]

Joint Military Commission Starts Meeting in Geneva

By John Lee. The 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission is starting its meeting under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. Five senior officers appointed by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and five senior officers appointed by the Libyan National Army (LNA) are participating in the talks, which are moderated by […]