Press releases

  • 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.
  • 09 Nov 2018 - Click on the following link to view the report:  The Libyan National Conference Process - Final Report  
  • 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.
  • 05 Nov 2018 - The United Nations condemns the attack against Jalaa Hospital for Women and Childbirth in Tripoli, by militias. The attackers shot one doctor and threatened the safety and security of the medical staff at the hospital, resulting in a three-day halt of all non-emergency medical services. 
  • 02 Nov 2018 - In just over a decade, more than a thousand journalists have been killed while carrying out their indispensable work. Nine out of ten cases are unresolved, with no one held accountable. Female journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted not only for their reporting but also because of their gender, including through the threat of sexual violence. This year alone, at least 88 journalists have been killed. 
  • 01 Nov 2018 - Tripoli, 1 November 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has observed over the last several days the illegal use of force and intimidation against private and public institutions in Tripoli, notably Aman Bank al-Siyahia Branch and the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO).  The assaults aimed to seize control of these institutions and gain privileged access to financial resources.  Armed men, acting under the guise of providing security or uns
  • 29 Oct 2018 - Tripoli, 29 October 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the deadly attack on al-Foqha, a town in central Libya, in what local authorities say was a brutal act of revenge conducted by ISIL. The Sunday attack resulted in four civilians killed – two of whom were executed in public, and at least nine abducted.
  • 24 Oct 2018 - This United Nations Day is special in that the UN celebrates it inside Libya, alongside the Libyan people. My colleagues and I have spent the past year living in Tripoli, engaged with interlocutors in cities across the country, closely listening to all Libyans, whenever possible, wherever they live.