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Libya: Bathily calls on neighbouring countries to help withdraw foreign fighters

Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Abdoulaye Bathily on Friday called on neighbouring countries to raise their support for the mission and the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) to implement the plan to withdraw foreign fighters.

UN FFM: Families of victims in Libya have waited far too long for justice

The UN Fact-finding Mission (FFM) has released a statement following its recent visit to Tripoli urging the Libyan authorities to take action to provide justice and redress to the vast number of victims suffering from longstanding violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

Libya must take decisive steps to address serious rights violations: UN Fact-Finding Mission on Libya

Libyan authorities must take decisive steps to provide justice and redress to the vast number of victims suffering from longstanding violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, the UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Libya said Sunday after its final visit to the country.

USIP publication argues that UNSMIL ‘needs a reset’

On 9 January, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) released a publication entitled ‘The U.N.’s Libya Mission Needs a Reset’. Author Thomas Hill, UNSIP Senior Program Officer for North Africa, examines the development of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and assesses what UNSMIL’s future should look …

UN envoy: Upcoming meeting of southern Libya’s neighbors will discuss removal of mercenaries

The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, said a meeting would be held in upcoming weeks with neighboring countries to southern Libya to discuss ways to remove mercenaries, indicating that important decisions had been taken regarding the mercenaries’ file, specifically with Sudan, Chad and Niger.

Libya: Spain and UNDP sign agreement to support election process

The UN Development Programme has signed an agreement to provide technical and advisory support with Spain for the stalled electoral process in Libya. The agreement was signed in the Spanish Embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday by Marc-André Franche on behalf of UNDP Libya, and the Spanish Ambassador to Libya, Javier …