New York

14 July 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Libya

The Secretary-General is extremely concerned by the dramatic increase in violence in Tripoli and the toll that recent fighting is having on the civilian population. He calls on all parties to refrain from violence to achieve political objectives.

The Secretary-General believes that such actions undermine the sacrifices that so many Libyans made during the revolution in order to create a state based on the rule of law. The Secretary-General reiterates the urgent need for dialogue among all Libyan actors to agree on a peaceful way forward for the political transition process.