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UN envoy condemns outbreak of violence in Libyan capital amid ongoing political talks

18 April 2015 – The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has strongly condemned the renewed outbreak of violence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli amid ongoing political dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis in the country.


Libyan parties open new round of UN-backed political talks aimed at restoring ‘stability and prosperity’

15 April 2015 – A new round of political dialogue on Libya, hosted by Morocco and facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL) in the country began in Skhirat, Morocco, today, aiming to end the crisis in the country.


Libya: Security Council condemns terrorist attacks on Republic of Korea, Morocco embassies

15 April 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the recent series of terrorist attacks against the embassies of the Republic of Korea and Morocco in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.


Libyan political parties, activists conclude second round of UN-backed talks

14 April 2015 – A second meeting of Libyan political parties and activists, facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), concluded its deliberations today in Algiers by reiterating the commitment to political dialogue as the only option to resolve the crisis in Libya.


In Algeria, UN envoy opens latest round of talks between Libyan leaders, activists

13 April 2015 – Libyan stakeholders must give the country’s United Nations-facilitated peace process a chance in order for a political solution to take hold and end the ongoing fighting in the North African nation, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has declared.


Libyan leaders, activists to meet under auspices of UN as crisis escalates in country's west

11 April 2015 – A meeting of Libyan political leaders and activists facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will take place in Algeria tomorrow, 13 April, with hopes of devising a plan to end Libya's crisis, which is said to have 'gravely' escalated in the country's west.


Women have ‘very important role’ in Libyan peace process, says UN envoy

09 April 2015 – Libyan women have a crucial role to play in resolving the crisis in their country, a senior United Nations official said in an address to 250 Libyan women gathered in Tripoli, at a dialogue aimed at including women from all walks of life in the political process.


Civilians in Yemen 'willfully abandoned to misery,' says Ban, urging immediate political solution to crisis

09 April 2015 – Countless civilians are being “willfully abandoned to misery” in Yemen, amid a rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crises inflamed by a escalating violence, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters at United Nations Headquarters today.


Libya: UN mission strongly condemns air strikes on western airport

02 April 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned repeated air strikes on an airport in the western town of Zintan that it said have endangered civilians and seriously undermined attempts at securing a solution to the Libyan crisis.


Libya: UN mission welcomes ceasefire, withdrawal of forces in Sidra Oil Crescent region

31 March 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has today welcomed the ceasefire and the withdrawal of forces from the Sidra Oil Crescent area, a move which follows weeks of mediation efforts between parties.