24 Mar 2020 - TRIPOLI, 24 march 2020 - Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams strongly condemns today’s repeated shelling Ain Zara neighborhood, including the Al Rwemi prison, reportedly by forces affiliated with the Libyan National Army. These attacks have resulted in a number of injuries, reportedly including among inmates, prisoners and judicial police officers.
23 Mar 2020 - Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.
The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly.
Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.
The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price.
They are also at the highest risk of suffering devastating losses from COVID-19.
22 Mar 2020 - The Secretary-General welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army on 18 and 21 March respectively, to the calls for a humanitarian pause to stop the fighting. He hopes that this will be translated into an immediate and unconditional cessation of hostilities.
21 Mar 2020 - UNSMIL welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army to the calls for of a humanitarian pause, and hopes that they stop the fighting immediately on all fronts to allow national health authorities and health partners to respond to the potential threat of COVID-19 in the country.
18 Mar 2020 - TRIPOLI, 17 March 2020 - UNSMIL expresses deep concerns over the recent increase in abductions and enforced disappearances in towns and cities across Libya conducted by armed groups with total impunity. The Mission renews its call for the full respect of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by parties to this conflict.
17 Mar 2020 - TRIPOLI, 17 March 2020 – UNSMIL welcomes and joins the call by international partners on all parties to the Libyan conflict to declare an immediate humanitarian cessation of hostilities as well as a halt to the continuing transfer of all military equipment and personnel into Libya, in order to allow local authorities to rapidly respond to the unprecedented public health challenge posed by COVID-19.
12 Mar 2020 - NEW YORK, 11 March 2020 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
08 Mar 2020 - TRIPOLI, 08 March 2020 - Today, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, which is marked globally under the theme of “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and twenty years since the adoption of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and its subsequent resolution, 2020 is the year for gender equality and confronting persistent barriers against gender equality.
28 Feb 2020 - Near verbatimtranscript of the press stakeout by Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-Generaland Head of the United Nations Support Mission in LibyaGeneva, Switzerland, 28 February2020