Press releases

  • 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.
  • 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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