Press releases

  • 10 Dec 2018 - Human Rights Day this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark document that establishes, in its first article, that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. The declaration set the foundation for social, political, economic and cultural rights and unleashed the power of women’s full participation.  
  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

    10 Dec 2018 - For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being … and bringing hope to dark places.   The rights proclaimed in the Declaration apply to everyone -- no matter our race, belief, location or other distinction of any kind.
  • 06 Dec 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) brought together 18 senior judges, prosecutors and judicial police officers from all regions of Libya in a two-day 5-6 December seminar under the theme “The Application of Rule of Law Principles in Prisons: Empowerment of the Judicial Police”. 
  • 06 Dec 2018 - Tripoli - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) which opened in Tripoli on Tuesday. 
  • 29 Nov 2018 - UNSMIL continues to receive reports of armed groups carrying out extra-judicial killings in Tripoli, a phenomenon that has been on the rise over the past few weeks. The Mission affirms that allegations of offences and personal disputes should be judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets.  
  • 29 Nov 2018 - Tunis, 26–28 November 2018 - IOM in Libya, in collaboration with UNFPA in Libya, and with the support of the Government of Finland, concluded yesterday a training workshop for the second batch of health care professionals. The three-day training workshop aims to increase the capacity of health care professionals on providing comprehensive clinical management to survivors of sexual violence including rape.
  • 24 Nov 2018 - Tripoli, 24 November 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the deadly terrorist attack on Tezirbu, an oasis in the southeast of Libya, 250 kilometers northwest of Kufra.   The Friday attack on the Tezirbu police station, which local authorities say was carried out by ISIL, resulted in at least eight civilians killed, nine injured, three abducted and nine still missing and believed to be kidnapped.
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  • 07 Nov 2018 - Tunis – International partners joined efforts with the United Nations system in Libya to support and boost their Libyan counterparts’ capacity to design, develop and implement social policies including a stronger community participation in the framework of efforts to stabilize and develop Libya.
  • 06 Nov 2018 - Tripoli, 6 November 2018 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, received today the final report on the consultative phase of the Libyan National Conference process. The report, prepared by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), presents the findings of the nationwide public consultations which took place from April to July 2018.