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UN Launches Policing and Security Programme for Libya

Towards Effective and Democratic Governance, the UN Launches Policing and Security Programme for Libya A strong and peaceful Libya requires building effective and capable state institutions that enjoy the trust of the citizens. Towards this objective, the United Nations, in collaboration with the Libyan ministries of justice and interior, launched the Policing and Security Programme […]

Agreement to Create Network of Mediators in Libya

Local reconciliation actors agree on creating a national network of mediators in Libya The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has gathered over 60 local mediators to share experiences in facilitating peace and ceasefire agreements. The three-day workshop, organized as part of the UN’s Towards National Reconciliation […]

"Status Quo is Not Sustainable" -- Salamé

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council - 17 January 2018: Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, I would like to congratulate Kazakhstan for its Presidency of the Security Council this month. I also wish to thank you for this opportunity to brief upon the work of the United Nations […]

UN Chief “Horrified” by Libyan Slavery Reports

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) has said he is horrified by recent video footage showing migrants being sold as slaves in Libya: "I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves. I abhor these appalling acts and call upon all competent authorities to investigate these […]

UN calls EU policy on Migrants in Libya 'Inhuman'

UN human rights chief: Suffering of migrants in Libya outrage to conscience of humanity The UN Human Rights chief today expressed dismay at the sharp increase in the number of migrants held in horrific conditions at detention facilities in Libya, saying the European Union’s policy of assisting the Libyan Coast Guard to intercept and return […]

Libyan Technocrats Agree Principles to Protect Oil Sector

Key Libyan institutions and representatives have agreed a set of principles aimed at reinforcing existing legal protections for the National Oil Corporation (NOC). Representatives of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), tribal and municipal representatives, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), major international oil companies, diplomats […]

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the end of visit to Libya No UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ever managed to make an official visit to discuss the human rights situation in Libya during the time of Muammar Gaddafi or in the years following the end of […]

US Supports UN Action Plan for Libya

The United States has welcomed the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security. A statement from the US Embassy said: "We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya Ghassan […]