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At Security Council, UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean

17 November 2017 – The Mediterranean – a confluence of civilizations, cultures, religions, trade and migration – is facing multiple security challenges, such as terrorism, illicit trade in narcotics, environmental degradation and forced displacement, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday.


UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway, Security Council told

16 November 2017 – The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said Thursday.


Libya’s detention of migrants ‘is an outrage to humanity,’ says UN human rights chief Zeid

14 November 2017 – The European Union’s (EU) support for Libya’s Coast Guard which has resulted in thousands of migrants being detained in “horrific” conditions inside Libya is “inhuman,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.


ICC prosecutor urges handover of Al-Saiqa brigade commander, others wanted for alleged crimes in Libya

08 November 2017 – The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Major Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli, a commander in the Al-Saiqa Brigade accused of murdering 33 people in the context of the ongoing conflict in Libya, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the United Nations Security Council.


Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies

17 October 2017 – After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants who had been held captive in numerous locations in the coastal city of Sabratha – approximately 80 kilometres west of Tripoli.


Libya: UN agencies scale up response as fighting displaces thousands in Sabratha region

13 October 2017 – United Nations relief agencies have upped their response in western Libya’s Sabratha region following intensification of conflict that has already driven over 15,000 people from their homes.


Human rights challenges in Libya ‘massive, but not insurmountable,’ UN rights chief says after visit

12 October 2017 – After a brief mission to Libya, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday said the Government “can and should” lead efforts to urgently address arbitrary detention, torture and other grave violations that must be brought to an end in the crisis-torn North African country.


Libya: Security Council endorses UN plan on restarting political process

10 October 2017 – The Security Council today endorsed the United Nations’ action plan to resume an inclusive political process in Libya.