19 Oct 2017 - Tunis, 19 October 2017 - The House of Representatives and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee resumed its sessions today to build on the progress achieved over the past week to continue the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement. The session, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya Dr. Ghassan, delved into addressing the remaining issues where there was no agreement.
19 Oct 2017 - Sabratah – In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratah, at least 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, have been transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area, where IOM, the UN Migration Agency is providing emergency assistance.
18 Oct 2017 - Tunis, 18 October, 2017 - The meetings of the Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representative and High Council of State demonstrated progress towards the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement. Bilateral and trilateral meetings with the UNSMIL team, as well as internal consultations within the delegations over the past two days succeeded in bringing both sides a step closer.
16 Oct 2017 - Tunis, 16 October 2017 - The House of Representative and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee held its second meeting this week with a strong push to advance the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement.
15 Oct 2017 - Tunis, 15 October 2017 - The Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representatives and High Council of State met at UNSMIL to continue finalizing the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement. The discussion was facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Libya, Dr. Ghassan Salamé. The meeting commenced with the setting the agenda for this round of discussions..
14 Oct 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ghassan Salamé, met with the Dialogue Committees of the House of Representative and High Council of State tasked with drafting amendments to the Political Agreement. He congratulated them on the safe return after extensive consultations with their colleagues and wished them success in reaching understandings that would move the political process out of the current impasse.
13 Oct 2017 - On 6 October, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) successfully implemented a special-to-theatre training of 12 Libyan Military Engineers. The month-long training aimed to enhance the Libyan capacity to carry out Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and respond to the contamination resulting from protracted armed conflict.
13 Oct 2017 - Tunis – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing vital food assistance to families who have been displaced by clashes between armed groups in western Libya’s Sabratha. The area has recently experienced an upsurge of conflict.
Since the end of September, more than 15,000 people have moved to nearby cities and quieter areas of Sabratha city.
12 Oct 2017 - Photos for the visit to Tripoli / video report for the visit
Geneva, 12 October 2017 - No UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ever managed to make an official visit to discuss the human rights situation in Libya during the time of Muammar Gaddafi or in the years following the end of his dictatorial regime.