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UN Calls for Unity as Rival Deal Proposed

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya emphasized that the Libyan Political Agreement is the basis to end the conflict in the country. It has been negotiated for over a year and facilitated by the United Nations. It enjoys the support of the majorities of both House of Representatives and the General National Congress. […]

Kobler Appeals to Tobruk and Tripoli

Kobler to Tobruk and Tripoli: Libyan People Deserve Peace, Prosperity; Time to Form Accord Gov. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Martin Kobler, on his first visit to Libya, pressed for the urgency of a rapid signature of the political agreement and the establishment of a Government of National Accord (GNA) to end the conflict Kobler […]

Kobler "Set to take up Libya Post"

The United Nations Security Council has reportedly approved the appointment of Martin Kobler as the new U.N. special envoy to Libya, but it was unclear when he would take over mediating the currently-stalled peace talks. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notified the 15-member council in a letter on Friday, seen by Reuters, of his intention to […]

Security Council Threaten to Sanction Individuals

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. Libya has been plagued by factional fighting since the 2011 revolution, with the situation continuing […]

UN Authorizes Ops to Disrupt Migrant Smuggling

UN Security Council authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling of coast of Libya Acting to help “save the threatened lives of migrants or of victims of human trafficking” and to disrupt criminal enterprises operating on the high-seas off the coast of Libya, the United Nations Security Council today authorized for one year operations by the […]

German Diplomat 'to become UN Envoy to Libya'

German diplomat Martin Kobler (pictured), who previously held senior UN posts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Congo, is reported to have been chosen to succeed Spain's Bernardino Leon as the United Nations' new special envoy for Libya. The new position would put him in charge of UN efforts to bring peace to the country, but Leon […]

Libya Warns of ISIL’s Increasing Influence

At UN, Libya warns of ISIL’s increasing influence, calls for unanimity to end region's crises In his address at the annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly, Libya’s Acting Head of State, Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider, reported on the “overwhelming threat” posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which […]

Ban Urges Parties to Act Quickly

Ban urges parties to reject violence, act quickly on draft peace plan Stressing that 18 months of violence has only led Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to put aside their differences and act on the draft peace plan they have before them. […]