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Top UN humanitarian official in Libya calls for immediate release of abducted aid workers

03 November 2015 – The top UN relief official in Libya today condemned the abduction of two aid workers in southern Libya and warned that persistent threats against humanitarian workers is hindering the delivery of crucial aid to those in need in that part of the war-torn country.

UN calls on Libyan political stakeholders to redouble efforts to reach agreement

02 November 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called today on the main political stakeholders in the country to redouble their efforts in bringing the political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, which would allow for an agreement to form a Government of National Accord and for the resumption of Libya’s democratic transition.

Ban applauds ‘six decades of principled leadership’ of Spain at the UN

29 October 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the leading role played by Spain, since it first joined the UN 60 years ago, by supporting the Organization in all its activities, including tackling terrorism, aiding women empowerment, peace, security and contributing towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and developing the new Agenda 2030.

Libya: UN mission condemns terrorist attack against Benghazi demonstration

23 October 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned the terrorist attack which targeted a peaceful demonstration in Benghazi, killing and injuring many civilians.

Smugglers will adapt as long as there is a market to exploit, warn UN experts on migrant rights

23 October 2015 – Two United Nations experts on the human rights of migrants today called on the European Union to open regular and safe channels for migrants, saying “attempting to seal borders and the over-emphasis on the securitisation of borders is not going to reduce irregular migration in the long run.”

UN human rights chief urges recognition of 'dignity and worth of every human being'

21 October 2015 – The turmoil and crises the international community faces clearly demonstrate the disasters that may occur when human rights are “neglected and ground down,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said today in a wide-ranging address to UN Member States in New York.

Hardliners will not ‘hijack’ Libyan political process, declares UN envoy, vowing to press ahead

21 October 2015 – The effort towards forming a unity government in Libya will continue, the United Nations envoy for the country said today, emphasizing that while a position had been announced that some parties had not voted for the UN-backed political agreement, “there is no chance for small groups or personalities to hijack this process.”