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UN Security Council concerned over humanitarian conditions in Libya’s Derna

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expressed concern at the humanitarian situation in Libya, especially in Derna, including the situation faced by migrants, refugees and internally displaced people, and called on all parties to respect applicable international humanitarian law.

The members of the Security Council underlined their full support for the efforts of the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, to facilitate an inclusive Libyan-owned and Libyan-led political process including continued implementation of the United Nations’ action plan.

“We urge all Libyans to work together in a spirit of peaceful compromise, and to engage urgently and constructively to ensure the required technical, legislative, political, and security conditions are in place for credible, inclusive and peaceful elections, including the equal participation and representation of women, to build a united and stable Libya.” The statement, which was issued on Friday, adds.

The UNSC recalled Libyan leaders’ commitments, as set out in the 29 May Paris declaration, to work constructively with the UN to this end noting that further delay or violence would only prolong the suffering of the Libyan people.

The members of the UNSC welcomed as well the briefing from Salamé on July 16, 2018 and the announcement on July 11, 2018 that saw Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) resuming its work on behalf of all Libyans, stressing that the NOC’s operations should continue unimpeded for the benefit of all Libyans.

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