Posts Tagged ‘UN’

Libya’s eastern forces call UN delegate “opponent”

  • 24 January 2019 - 14:05
Libya’s eastern forces call UN delegate “opponent”

Eastern self-styled army forces in Libya, which are headed by Khalifa Haftar, regarded Wednesday the UN envoy Ghassan Salame as an enemy contributing to the country's violent crisis, as said spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari in his press conference. This criticism followed the UNSMIL's expression of...

UN delegate to Libya says National Conference in next weeks

  • 20 January 2019 - 15:32
UN delegate to Libya says National Conference in next weeks

The United Nations is seeking to hold a conference in l.ibya in the coming weeks to agree on a national agenda to rebuild the fractured country and spell out the path to elections, the U.N. envoy said Friday. Ghassan Salame said in a video briefing to the Security Council that the U.N. will...

UN mission deplores fresh fighting in Libya’s capital

  • 16 January 2019 - 18:18
UN mission deplores fresh fighting in Libya’s capital

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemned the recent military mobilisation of forces in southern Tripoli and is monitoring the situation closely. UNSMIL warned parties against any breach of the ceasefire agreement concluded on 04 and 09 September 2018,...

UN delegate to Libya says current political bodies need replacement

  • 13 January 2019 - 20:29
UN delegate to Libya says current political bodies need replacement

The Head of the UNSMIL, Ghassan Salame, has visited the southern region in Libya for the first time since he replaced the German Martin Kobler in June 2017 to discuss the current issues in the region.  Salame told the southern social, security and academic components representing the region in...

UN Secretary-General urges Libya to seize prisons’ control from militias

  • 12 January 2019 - 21:14
UN  Secretary-General urges Libya to seize prisons’ control from militias

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the Libyan government to bring all prisons under its control and free from the grip of militias, some of whom run migrant-smuggling networks. Guterres said in a report to the Security Council released Thursday, January 10, that torture and arbitrary...

UN humanitarian chief deeply concerned over substantial civilian casualties in Libya’s Derna

  • 12 January 2019 - 20:57
UN  humanitarian chief deeply concerned over substantial civilian casualties in Libya’s Derna

Increasing hostilities in the oil-rich city of Derna are becoming an increasing source of concern said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya on Friday, following an intensification in fighting which has resulted in “substantial civilian casualties”. “I am...

IOM provides Tawergha returnees with basic humanitarian assistance

  • 16 December 2018 - 14:17
IOM provides Tawergha returnees with basic humanitarian assistance

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with Libya’s Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs and the Local Council of Tawergha delivered essential humanitarian assistance to communities in Tawergha, 200 kilometres southeast of Libya’s capital Tripoli, and in the...

Libya and UN to cooperate on disposing harmful material from western region

  • 13 December 2018 - 21:24
Libya and UN to cooperate on disposing harmful material from western region

Libyan government officials and a United Nations team on Thursday met and discussed a program to dispose liquid fuel and oxidizing materials in two locations in western Libya. According to Libya’s official news agency, the meeting took place in the city of Gharyan, some 90 km southwest of the...

UN mission in Libya calls for ending violence, lawlessness in southern Libya

  • 11 December 2018 - 14:52
UN mission in Libya calls for ending violence, lawlessness in southern Libya

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya on Monday condemned consecutive attacks in southern Libya. "UNSMIL expresses its strong condemnation of Sunday's consecutive, but unrelated, attacks against civilians and facilities in the South of Libya and calls on the Libyan authorities to take...

UNHCR: Over 57000 refugees and asylums seekers registered in Libya

  • 4 December 2018 - 21:05
UNHCR: Over 57000 refugees and asylums seekers registered in Libya

UNHCR said on Monday that as of 3 December 2018, a total of 57,398 asylum seekers and refugees have been registered in Libya. The UNHCR added that a total of 3,616 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention...