Posts Tagged ‘UN’

UN delegate to Libya tells the UN to stop those hindering Libya’s move to democratic elections

  • 16 July 2018 - 20:33
UN delegate to Libya tells the UN to stop those hindering Libya’s move to democratic elections

The UN delegate to Libya has warned that a recent agreement to resume oil production in the conflict-torn country will not hold unless key issues concerning the distribution of wealth and “endemic plundering of resources” are speedily tackled. Ghassan Salame briefed the Security Council on...

Libya’s PM asks UN to from commission to monitor central bank transactions, governor welcomes

  • 10 July 2018 - 23:57
Libya’s PM asks UN to from commission to monitor central bank transactions, governor welcomes

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj has asked in a letter to the international community for forming a commission to be tasked with monitoring and going though every transaction made by the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Tripoli and the parallel institution in...

Italy demands UN arms ban on Libya be lifted

  • 6 July 2018 - 14:55
Italy demands UN arms ban on Libya be lifted

Italy’s interior minister on Thursday called for the end of the international arms embargo on Libya, saying weapons and migrant traffickers disregard it anyway. Matteo Salvini made the appeal at a news conference in Rome with a deputy prime minister of the U.N. -backed Libyan government in...

Libya’s NOC chairman urges UN sanctions commission to punish Haftar and 47 others for blocking oil exports

  • 3 July 2018 - 22:05
Libya’s NOC chairman urges UN sanctions commission to punish Haftar and 47 others for blocking oil exports

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has also written to the UN sanctions committee and foreign embassies with evidence that it says shows Haftar’s allies have for years been offering questionable contracts in breach of UN resolutions, that would lead to millions in dollars of oil revenues being...

UN appoints US Chargé d’affaires in Libya as deputy special representative to the country

  • 2 July 2018 - 22:36
UN appoints US Chargé d’affaires in Libya as deputy special representative to the country

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Stephanie T. Williams of the United States of America as his Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  By this appointment, the US Chargé...

UNSMIL documents 31 civilian casualties in Libya last June

  • 2 July 2018 - 16:47
UNSMIL documents 31 civilian casualties in Libya last June

From 1 June to 30 June 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 31 civilian casualties –16 deaths and 15 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 12 men, one women, two girls and one boy killed and nine men, three women, two...

UN Secretary General: Libya’s oil must remain under recognized NOC in Tripoli

  • 28 June 2018 - 13:06
UN Secretary General: Libya’s oil must remain under recognized NOC in Tripoli

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced concern at developments in Libya’s oil crescent on Wednesday, calling for de-escalation and the return of oil resources to recognized authorities, his spokesman said in a statement. “The Secretary-General recalls, as stipulated in Security...

UN okays EU ships seizing of illegal arms off Libya

  • 12 June 2018 - 15:05
UN okays EU ships seizing of illegal arms off Libya

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to authorize the European Union's maritime force to enforce an arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya for another year. The British-drafted resolution adopted Monday authorizes EU ships in Operation Sophia to stop vessels on the high...

Amnesty International welcomes UN Security Council sanctions on human traffickers in Libya

  • 9 June 2018 - 18:38
Amnesty International welcomes UN Security Council sanctions on human traffickers in Libya

Amnesty International’s North Africa campaign Director Najia Bounaim said the decision by the UN Security Council to sanction six prominent human traffickers and smugglers is a welcome first step towards justice for the thousands of migrants and refugees who have found themselves at the mercy of...

UN slaps sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya

  • 8 June 2018 - 00:07
UN slaps sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday sanctioned six people for involvement in human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya after Russia lifted a hold it had set on the request for action against the individuals. The Netherlands, backed by France, Germany, Britain and the...