Tag Archives | Martin Kobler

New UN Libya Envoy faces Long Road to Peace

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ghassan Salame as his new special envoy to Libya and as the head of the UN mission in the country known as the UN […]

Kobler: Swift Return of Tawerghan IDPs is Crucial

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, urges the Presidency Council to make concrete arrangements for the swift implementation of the Misrata-Tawergha agreement endorsed this week and to ensure that its implementation conforms to international human rights standards. He further stressed that […]

Desire for Secure and Peaceful Future remains Strong

Desire for secure and peaceful future remains strong in Libya, Security Council told Noting positive changes in the situation on the ground in Libya as a result of the Libyan Political Agreement, the United Nations envoy for the country highlighted that despite challenges, the desire for peace, security and a better future remain strong among […]

Martin Kobler Briefing to the UN Security Council

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNSMIL Briefing to the UN Security Council on Wednesday: Thank you, Mr. President. First of all, I would like to wish all who observe the holy month of Ramadan, I would like to wish peace, harmony, and serenity. Señor Presidente, distinguidos miembros del Consejo, Quisiera […]

Kobler: Violence, Hateful Rhetoric threaten Conflict in Libya

Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilization of forces, worsening security situation in capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya today called on all parties to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.” “Do not […]

Kobler: "Opportunity should not be Wasted"

Speaking on the sixth anniversary of the Libyan Revolution, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General For Libya, Martin Kobler, has said the opportunity afforded by the Libyan Political Agreement should not be wasted: "Six years ago, Libyan women and men courageously embarked on the path of transformation and change. Their revolution toppled a dictatorship […]

Former Palestinian PM to head UNSMIL

By John Lee. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres intends to nominate a former Palestinian prime minister as special envoy for Libya and head of UNSMIL. Salam Fayyad will take the place of Martin Kobler, who has been Libya envoy since November 2015. He was Palestinian Finance Minister from June 2002 to November 2005 and from March […]

Kobler: "2017 must be a Year of Decisions" in Libya

Statement of SRSG Martin Kobler to the Security Council, 8th February 2017: Mr President, Distinguished members of the Council, Firstly, I would like to congratulate Ukraine for presiding over the council this month. Mr President, More than one year has passed since the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement in Skhirat. And that year, 2016, […]