Press releases

  • 26 Jun 2018 - 26 June 2018 This day acknowledges and honours the many survivors of torture world-wide, including those who have been tortured for their political or other views, those caught in the fight against terrorism or those who have been tortured simply because of their differences.  Victims of torture have a right to an effective remedy, rehabilitation and redress. 
  • 20 Jun 2018 - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi boarded a flight on 19 June bound for Niger with 122 refugees, mostly women and children, on board. 
  • 07 Jun 2018 - Tunis, 07 June 2018 – UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF held a consultative workshop today with key stakeholders and members of the international community around their Country Programmes for 2019 and 2020 in Libya.
  • 06 Jun 2018 - The statement can be found on the following link (PDF):  
  • 01 Jun 2018 - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) calls on parties to the Derna conflict to exercise maximum restraint and ensure that they take all precautions to protect civilians.  The Mission reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law to guarantee the protection of civilians, ensure unimpeded humanitarian access and facilitate the safe exit of civilians wishing to leave the city.   
  • 30 May 2018 - New York, 29 May 2018 - The Secretary-General welcomes the Political Declaration on Libya adopted in Paris today by four major Libyan actors convened under the auspices of the United Nations and hosted by President Emmanuel Macron. The Declaration is a significant and welcome step forward in Libya’s political transition.
  • 25 May 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns in the strongest terms the car bomb attack that took place today in Benghazi, Libya.  The attack targeted a populated residential neighbourhood and left at least seven dead, including a toddler and more than 10 injured. UNSMIL offers its condolences to the families of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery for those injured.
  • 24 May 2018 - Tripoli, 24 May 2018 - The humanitarian community in Libya is perturbed by the continued lack of humanitarian access and subsequent assistance into Derna despite repeated requests. Humanitarian actors have not been allowed to deliver life-saving assistance to Derna such as supplies to support medical facilities and other basic services as well as to provide food and non-food items to those in need.
  • 22 May 2018 - GENEVA/TUNIS (22 May 2018) – Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving care or attacked while getting treatment, according to a paper published today by the UN Human Rights Office and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). 
  • 07 May 2018 - As part of the project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya”, members of the reconciliation committees and experts from the Local Council of Awal and the city of Ghadames attended a three-day training in Tunis on 3-5 May 2018.