The Secretary-General strongly condemns the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around Tripoli, including the aerial attack today by a Libyan National Army (LNA) aircraft against Mitiga airport.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame condemns the aerial attack today by LNA aircraft against Meitiga airport, the capital’s only functioning airport that is available for civilian use.
The escalation of violence in and around Tripoli has caused the displacement of more than 2,800 persons fleeing from fighting, has blocked emergency services from reaching casualties and civilians, and damaged electricity lines.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) co-organized a reception on 28 March in partnership with the Canadian and British Embassies to Libya to celebrate the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.
In a tweet from Tripoli this morning, the United Nations Security-General António Guterres expressed his deep concern over the military movements taking place in Libya and the risk of confrontation.
New York, 26 March 2019 - The members of the Security Council emphasized their full support for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ghassan Salamé, and the United Nations Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) as they seek to mediate a political way forward in
Tripoli, 18 March 2019 – The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the United Nations, represented by Heads of the UNDP, UNICEF and WHO in Libya, signed today an agreement for a contribution of € 876,000 by the French Government to fund the implement
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smail Chergui conducted a joint visit to Libya from 12-13 March. They were received by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame.