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UN Special Representative in Libya appeals for respect for human rights and reconciliation

Tripoli, 7 October 2011 – As the battle for Sirte approaches its end, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ian Martin today appealed to all parties to respect human rights and humanitarian principles and to look ahead to the task of national reconciliation.

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New UN political mission in Libya begins operations and deployment of staff

The United Nations is moving quickly to deploy staff to its newly established political mission in Libya and begin work, the head of the operation said today, stressing that the initial focus will be on helping the country restore public security, plan for elections and ensure transitional justice.

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World’s countries pledge support for Libyan transition at UN summit

A United Nations summit in support of Libya today backed the transition plans of the country’s new authorities and pledged their ongoing support to help the North African country establish the rule of law, uphold key human rights and promote both economic recovery and public security.

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Secretary-General Appoints Special Representative and Deputy Special Representative for Libya

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ian Martin of the United Kingdom as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and also appointed Georg Charpentier of Finland as Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator, ad inte

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Security Council creates United Nations Support Mission in Libya, adopting resolution 2009 (2011)

 Affirming a leadership role for the United Nations in international efforts to support a nationally led process aimed at building a democratic, independent and united Libya, the Security Council decided this afternoon to establish a support mission in that country.

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Libya: Ban discusses cooperation with NATO in restoring peace

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has discussed United Nations cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Libya with the head of the alliance, which has carried out months of UN-authorized air operations to protect civilians from Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi’s forces.

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Challenges faced by Libya’s interim leaders are many, says UN political chief

While life in the Libyan capital appears to be returning to normal, the interim authorities face numerous challenges as they seek to restore stability, including national reconciliation and establishing control over large stocks of arms, a top United Nations official said today.

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Aid agencies preparing to assist Libyans in remaining pockets of fighting

Aid agencies have pre-positioned food and medical supplies on the outskirts of the Libyan city of Sirte, where fighting between pro- and anti-Government forces has displaced about 6,000 people and limited humanitarian access, the United Nations reported today.

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Visiting war-ravaged Misrata, UN envoy in Libya salutes courage of residents

The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today visited war-ravaged Misrata, reporting widespread destruction in the city, paying his respects to those who lost their lives during the protracted fighting earlier this year and hailing the spirit of the people.

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Calling for more help, Libya tells UN it could become a regional beacon for progress


Libya could become an “oasis for human development” in its region now that the regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi has fallen, a top official with the new Government told the United Nations today, but the country remains a “land not yet fully liberated” with widespread destruction of its infrastructure and an enormous ongoing toll on its population and social fabric.

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