New York

21 September 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Libya

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire agreement signed by armed groups in Tripoli on 4 September under the auspices of his Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé. He extends his condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured as a result of the continuing violence. The Secretary-General urges all parties to the conflict to respect the ceasefire and refrain from any actions that would increase the suffering of the civilian population. The Secretary-General emphasizes that anyone responsible for the violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law must be held accountable.