Peace and Security

UN welcomes ‘historic’ signing of Libyan Political Agreement

Representatives from a broad range of Libyan society today signed a United Nations-brokered agreement on forming a national unity government, a move welcomed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his top envoy for the country as among the “essential building blocks towards a peaceful, secure and prosperous Libya,” but also as “the beginning of a difficult journey” along that path.

Libyan parties set 16 December as date to sign political agreement – UN envoy

The new United Nations envoy for Libya announced today that the parties to the country’s political dialogue process have agreed to set 16 December as the target date to sign the UN-facilitated agreement on forming a national unity government, aiming to bring an end to a crisis that has left nearly 2.4 million Libyans in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

Libya: UN envoy urges endorsement of political agreement as way forward for ‘peace in unity’

The top United Nations official in Libya has emphasized that the political agreement reached after wide consultations among Libyan parties and facilitated by the UN for more than a year, is the basis to end the North African country’s conflict.

Libya: amid political crisis, Security Council urges parties to endorse, sign deal for unity government

Concerned over Libya's ongoing political, security and institutional crises and the rising threat of terrorism, the United Nations Security Council today urged all Libyan stakeholders to endorse and sign the recent UN-facilitated political deal and to move swiftly towards forming a Government of National Accord.

‘Magnitude of dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

The magnitude of the dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council today, noting that despite the passing of the timeline by which the United Nations had hoped a final political settlement would be endorsed, there is yet to be a final agreement.

Experienced peacekeeping envoy Kobler tapped to head up UN Mission in Libya

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Martin Kobler of Germany as his Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

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

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.”

Libya: Security Council urges parties to endorse and sign political agreement

Recalling their statement last week which commended Libyan dialogue participants on finalizing a political agreement for the creation of a Government of National Accord, members of the UN Security Council today urged all Libyan parties to endorse and sign it.

Top UN officials urge Libyan parties to endorse proposals on new unity government

Following the proposal of the names of candidates for the presidency for a national unity government in Libya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged parties to the Libyan “not to squander this opportunity to put the country back on the path to building a State that reflects the spirit and ambitions of the 2011 revolution.”

Libya: Ban calls for urgent agreement on formation of Government of National Accord

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants in the Libyan political dialogue to urgently conclude the process and sign an agreement leading to the formation of a Government of National Accord.