Press releases

  • 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
  • 02 Sep 2018 - Tripoli, 2 September, 2018 - The United Nations condemns the escalation of violence that has now reached to several residential areas in Tripoli. According to recent reports, 14 civilians, including four children, have been killed and over 100 injured.
  • 01 Sep 2018 - New York, 1 September 2018 - The Secretary-General condemns the continued escalation of violence in and around Libya’s capital and, in particular, the use by armed groups of indiscriminate shelling leading to the death and injury of civilians, including children. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones. 
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  • 29 Aug 2018 - The UN Support Mission in Libya condemns the escalation of violence in the Greater Tripoli area, now in its third day and call for an immediate ceasefire on all fronts.  The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Dr. Ghassan Salame, has reached out to the concerned Libyan parties to immediately cease all hostilities, resume ceasefire talks and find longer term solutions to ensure the safety and security of the capital, its institutions and its residents. 
  • 27 Aug 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is following the clashes in and around Tripoli with grave concern and calls on all parties to immediately cease all military action. UNSMIL is concerned by the use of indiscriminate fire and heavy weapons in densely populated residential areas, endangering civilian lives and reminds all parties of their duty to protect civilians, in accordance with international humanitarian and human rights law.
  • 19 Aug 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expresses its strong condemnation of the violence, intimidation and obstruction to the work of Libya’s sovereign institutions by militiamen.
  • 19 Aug 2018 - Civilians are not a target Tunis, 19 August 2018 - This World Humanitarian Day, we continue to recognize the suffering of civilians caught in conflict and we celebrate the courage of humanitarian workers who strive to bring relief and care to those in need.