Press releases

  • 09 Sep 2014 - Albaida, 09 September 2014 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leòn, met with the chairman of the Constitution-Drafting Assembly (CDA), Mr. Ali Tarhouni, in the city of Albaida on Tuesday 09 September 2014. Mr. Leon expressed appreciation for the work of the CDA in the drafting of the constitution and emphasized continued UN technical assistance to the body.
  • 19 Aug 2014 - Tunis, 18 August 2014 - The UN Refugee Agency through its partner organizations International Medical Corps (IMC) and Taher Al Zawia Organization sent on Saturday a two trucks convoy with humanitarian aid from Tunisia into Libya, the first one since the beginning of the current crisis.
  • 14 Aug 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Mr. Bernardino León of Spain as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The new Special Representative will succeed Mr. Tarek Mitri of Lebanon on 1 September 2014. The Secretary-General is grateful to Mr. Mitri for his dedication and leadership of UNSMIL.
  • 13 Aug 2014 - Tripoli, 13 August 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) continues to make efforts with the parties to reach a ceasefire and embark on a dialogue to consolidate this ceasefire by political means. The efforts are in line with the Mission's mandate to offer advice and assistance as well as to contribute to providing the conditions to reach political solutions. Naturally, the Mission's view is that these solutions cannot be imposed by force.
  • 08 Aug 2014 - Tripoli, 07 August 2014 – The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is leading a delegation from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to Tripoli for consultations with the Libyan parties with a view to ending the violence in the country. The delegation includes the Director of Political Affairs at UNSMIL, Muin Shreim.
  • 04 Aug 2014 - Tripoli, 04 August 2014 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the convening of the Council of Representatives amid difficult circumstances for Libya, conditions which call for determination to continue with the political process despite the prevailing challenges.
  • 22 Jul 2014 - Tripoli, 22 July 2014 – UNICEF Special Representative and the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Libya a.i., Ghassan Khalil, met in Tripoli on Monday 21 July 2014 with Libya's Acting Interior Minister Saleh Mazek.
  • 17 Jul 2014 - Security Council Briefing, 17 July 2014, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNSMIL, Tarek Mitri Mr. President, Esteemed Members of the Security Council,
  • 27 Jun 2014 - New York, 26 June 2014 - The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Libya on the election of the Council of Representatives. The election marks an important step in moving the transition process forward and stabilizing the political process.
  • 26 Jun 2014 - Tripoli, 26 June 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the assassination of Salwa Bugaighis, the prominent Libyan personality and member of the Preparatory Committee for National Dialogue. Once again, Benghazi witnesses a bloody attack, the last of a series largely targeting civilians. UNSMIL calls on Libyan authorities to thoroughly investigate the assassination and bring the perpetrators to justice.