At conference, UN envoy highlights importance of reconciliation process in Libya

Noting the desire for a national reconciliation process among Libya’s authorities and civil society, the top United Nations political envoy in the North African country today highlighted the importance of the process being carried out satisfactorily.

One year on, Libya’s transition has progressed but challenges remain – UN envoy

Libya has moved forward in its political transformation since its liberation one year ago but still faces many challenges, including ensuring security, promoting national reconciliation and upholding the rule of law, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council today.

International Criminal Court prosecutor calls on Libyan authorities to ensure no impunity

Addressing the Security Council, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today called on Libya’s authorities to ensure that justice is served in relation to any crimes committed during the overthrow of the regime of former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi.

Libya: UN envoy stresses need for dialogue as he welcomes formation of new Government

The top United Nations official in Libya today welcomed the formation of the country’s new Government, and extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and members of his Cabinet.

Libya: UN chief alarmed by fighting in Bani Walid, calls for peaceful resolution to conflict

United Nations Secretary-General is alarmed by the fighting in and around the Libyan city of Bani Walid, and in particular the reports indicating growing civilian casualties due to indiscriminate shelling, according to his spokesperson.

UN envoy in Libya concerned about unfolding military developments in Bani Walid

While expressing praise for the “huge efforts” made by Libya’s leadership and others to bring a halt to violence which has plagued the country over recent months, the UN envoy for the North African nation today voiced concern about unfolding military developments in the city of Bani Walid.

Libya: UN urges protection of civilians following deadly clashes in Bani Walid

The United Nations today voiced concern over the impact of recent security developments, including loss of life and injury, amid deadly clashes between armed groups in the Libyan town of Bani Walid.

Libya must implement transitional justice strategy to address rights violations – UN

A new United Nations report released today calls on the Libyan authorities to implement a transitional justice strategy that will help the North African country kick-start a reconciliation process to deal with the systematic cruelty of decades of a dictatorship and a civil war last year.

Ban disturbed by violence in Libya and the Middle East, calls for restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply disturbed” by the recent violence in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East and has called for calm and restraint to end hostilities, according to his spokesperson.

UN human rights chief urges religious leaders to restore calm amid anti-Islam film protests

The United Nations human rights chief today urged religious and political leaders to do their utmost to restore calm in the wake of an anti-Islam film that has sparked protests in countries across the world.