Security Council Presidential Statement Urges Libya’s Authorities to Clarify Constitutional Basis for Elections in 2021, as Delegates Recommend Dialogue

15 Jul

The Security Council stressed today the importance of free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya, scheduled for 24 December, urging Libyan authorities and institutions to clarify the constitutional basis for the polls, in a presidential statement adopted at the end of a ministerial-level meeting on restoring peace and stability in the North African nation.

Security Council Committee concerning Libya Grants Humanitarian Travel Exemption, Valid for Six Months, to Three Listed Individuals

7 Jun

On 7 June 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya decided to grant a humanitarian travel exemption, pursuant to paragraph 16(a) of resolution 1970 (2011), effective from 1 June 2021 through 30 November 2021, to the following three individuals:

Continued Violations of Arms Embargo, Delays in Withdrawing Foreign Mercenaries Threatening Hard-Won Gains in Libya, Special Envoy Warns Security Council

21 May

While the ceasefire in Libya is holding, continued violations of the United Nations arms embargo and delays in withdrawing foreign mercenaries are threatening to disrupt hard-won gains in the country’s transitional process ahead of upcoming elections, the United Nations top official for Libya told the Security Council today during a videoconference meeting.

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2571 (2021), Security Council Extends Measures against Illicit Petroleum Exports from Libya, Panel of Experts’ Mandate

16 Apr

The Security Council, adopting two resolutions through its written silence procedure today, extended the authorization of measures against the illicit export of crude oil and other petroleum products from Libya as well as the mandate of the panel of experts helping to oversee them, while also approving modalities for a new, Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism.

Dialogue, Decisions Grounded in Wishes of Libya’s People Bringing About Progress towards Peace, Democracy, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

24 Mar

Recent progress towards peace and democracy in Libya has demonstrated that once seemingly insurmountable divisions can be overcome with determined political will, the United Nations top official for that country told the Security Council today, citing the successful launch of the Government of National Unity.