Posts Tagged ‘UN’

UN sanctions Libyan brigade leader Salah Badi

  • 17 November 2018 - 18:20
UN sanctions Libyan brigade leader Salah Badi

The UN Security Council has sanctioned the commander of Al-Sumood Brigade, Salah Badi, citing his "role in undermining stability and security in Libya." "The UK – along with our US & French partners - has secured United Nations Security Council agreement to sanction Salah Badi under the...

Disappearance of Libya’s frozen assets in Belgium: Official passiveness

  • 13 November 2018 - 21:57
Disappearance of Libya’s frozen assets in Belgium: Official passiveness

A Belgian investigation is underway into the billions of euros missing from Belgian banks that belonged to the Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. This investigation comes following the accusations that Belgium authorities were paying out interest and dividends on frozen Libyan bank accounts. Belgium...

Salame: UNSMIL sure that there is only political not military solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 13 November 2018 - 21:06
Salame: UNSMIL sure that there is only political not military solution to Libya’s crisis

The UN envoy for Libya said Tuesday he was encouraged by support from Libyan factions and the international community for a national conference planned for early 2019 to chart a path to greater stability and elections in the lawless country. Ghassan Salame praised the “louder sound of unity”...

Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

  • 12 November 2018 - 15:51
Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

The UN delegate to Libya hopes another attempt to hold an election will take place by June 2019 after he scrapped a December  2018  plan, but said Libyans should first use a national conference in early 2019 to decide on the poll’s format. Salame was speaking to Reuters before the start...

Turkey sends vice president to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

  • 11 November 2018 - 17:33
Turkey sends vice president to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

Turkey's vice president will be in Italy on Monday to attend an international conference on Libya, according to presidential sources. Fuat Oktay will attend Monday's dinner to be hosted by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and talk to participants in a session of the conference on Tuesday,...

UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

  • 10 November 2018 - 13:21
UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

A national conference will be held in Libya in the first weeks of 2019 to push for elections that could take place next year, the UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. UN envoy Ghassan Salame said the conference will provide “a platform” for Libyans to spell out their vision for...

UN to ignore elections and adopt economic reforms, armed groups’ reconciliation in Libya

  • 7 November 2018 - 20:41
UN to ignore elections and adopt economic reforms, armed groups’ reconciliation in Libya

Diplomats and other sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the United Nations and Western powers have given up hope that Libya will hold elections in the immediate future, focusing on reconciliation first among rival factions locked in a cycle of conflict in the country.  "Shelving the plans...

UNSMIL condemns attacks on medical facilities in Tripoli

  • 6 November 2018 - 12:50
UNSMIL condemns attacks on medical facilities in Tripoli

The United Nations condemned Monday the attack against Jalaa Hospital for Women and Childbirth in Tripoli, by militias. The attackers shot one doctor and threatened the safety and security of the medical staff at the hospital, resulting in a three-day halt of all non-emergency medical...

UN Security Council extends sanctions on Libya with inclusion of sexual crimes

  • 5 November 2018 - 21:20
UN Security Council extends sanctions on Libya with inclusion of sexual crimes

 The U.N. Security Council has authorized action against illicit oil exports from Libya for another six months and added planning and committing sexual and gender-based violence as reasons for sanctions, despite objections from Russia and China. Monday's vote in the U.N.'s most powerful body...

UN Sanctions Committee says committed to preventing illicit oil sales from Libya

  • 4 November 2018 - 20:40
UN Sanctions Committee says committed to preventing illicit oil sales from Libya

The chairman of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Libyan Sanctions Committee, Olof Skoog, has confirmed the UN’s commitment to the prevention and halt of the illegal export and sale of Libyan crude and refined products outside of existing legal frameworks. Parties also discussed the...