libya

News in Brief 26 October 2020

  • Climate action: UN chief encouraged by Japan’s 2050 net zero pledge 
  • Libya: inclusive political forum relaunches, amid growing ‘sense of hope’ 
  • UN shocked and outraged over horrific attack on school in Cameroon 
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Libya ceasefire: UN relaunches inclusive political forum, amid growing ‘sense of hope’

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced the launch of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, following the signing of a permanent ceasefire agreement in the strife-torn country. 

UN Secretary-General's press encounter on Libya - opening remarks

UN Secretary-General's press encounter on Libya, in New York, on 23 October 2020.

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News in Brief 23 October 2020

  • Historic Libya ceasefire agreement
  • UN Day highlights need for COVID-19 ceasefire
  • Secretary-General condemns election-related violence in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire
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UN salutes new Libya ceasefire agreement that points to ‘a better, safer, and more peaceful future’

Warring parties in Libya on Friday agreed an historic ceasefire, which was hailed by the head of the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL), who led the mediation, as a courageous act that can help secure a “a better, safer, and more peaceful future for all the Libyan people”.

News in Brief 5 October 2020

  • Put peace in Libya first, UN chief urges summit on war-shattered nation
  • Save lives, protect refugees  
  • Yemen: Aid chiefs welcome agreement for outside medical care  
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Put peace in Libya first, UN chief urges summit on war-shattered nation 

A “rare opportunity” for peace in Libya should be seized by all those involved directly or indirectly in the conflict, António Guterres said on Monday, at a High-Level virtual meeting convened to end the fighting. 

Mediterranean Sea: ‘Cycle of violence’ for fleeing migrants must be addressed

The UN human rights office OHCHR, called on Friday for urgent action to address the “unimaginable horrors” faced by migrants attempting to cross the central Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe.

Libyan rivals conclude talks on key security and military issues

Delegations from Libya’s warring sides meeting in Egypt have concluded two days of security and military talks in efforts towards a lasting ceasefire, the UN political mission for the country, UNSMIL, has reported. 

Libya is a victim of migration, not its reason, says GNA President Serraj

Libya, as a country of transit for migrants, cannot surmount the associated challenges without international support, the country’s Head of State told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly, rejecting “unilateral” reports on the situation of migrants.