Press releases

  • 19 Oct 2018 - Tripoli, 19 October 2018 - UNSMIL deplores the deterioration of the security situation in Libya’s South and calls on the Libyan authorities to take prompt and effective action against the lawlessness engulfing the region. 
  • 26 Sep 2018 - 39th session of the Human Rights Council   Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Council, I wish to thank you for inviting me to address the Human Rights Council. Further, I want to express my gratitude for permitting me to address the Council by recorded message.   While I would have been honoured to speak to this Council in person, the turmoil here in Tripoli prevents me from doing so. 
  • 22 Sep 2018 - New York, 21 September 2018 - The Secretary-General is alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire agreement signed by armed groups in Tripoli on 4 September under the auspices of his Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé. He extends his condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured as a result of the continuing violence.   
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  • 10 Sep 2018 - Tripoli, 10 September 2018 - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on the National Oil Company today. It expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.
  • 09 Sep 2018 - Zawiya, 9 September 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) hosted a meeting today to discuss the consolidation of the 4 September 2018 ceasefire, agree on a monitoring and verification mechanism and begin talks on the security arrangements in the Greater Tripoli area.
  • 07 Sep 2018 - 6 September 2018 - The members of the Security Council welcomed the briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General, Ghassan Salamé, on 5 September 2018.
  • 05 Sep 2018 - Mr President, I would like to congratulate the United States of America on its presidency of the Council this month and thank you for this opportunity to update the Council. Mr President, Members of the Council In each and every briefing I have given to this Council, I have stated that the status quo in Libya is untenable.   The violence that consumed the Capital beginning 26 August shattered the façade of calm that had prevailed in Tripoli since May 2017.  
  • 04 Sep 2018 - Zawiya, 4 September, 2018 – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) thanks the Libyan parties who accepted the Mission’s invitation for dialogue and congratulates them on reaching a ceasefire agreement to end the fighting afflicting Tripoli since 26 August. The agreement was signed under the auspices of Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya Dr. Ghassan Salame. 
  • 03 Sep 2018 - Tripoli, 2 September 2018 – On the basis of the relevant Security Council resolutions and the offer of the UN Secretary General to mediate between the various Libyan parties, and responding to requests by the various parties, including the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, to hold an urgent dialogue on the current security situation in Tripoli, UNSMIL invites the various concerned parties to an expanded meeting on Tuesday noon at a venue to be announce