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Power politics take centre stage in Paris as Libya edges towards elections

Diplomats and western leaders are pinning their hopes for Libya’s stability on Friday’s gathering in Paris, in one final push to pressure the country’s rival politicians into holding planned presidential elections in six weeks.

UNSMIL statement on the JMC meeting in Cairo with representatives of Chad, Niger, and Sudan and agreement on establishing communication and coordination mechanism with neighboring countries

The 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) concluded on 1 November a three-day meeting in Cairo, where they agreed with representatives of Chad, Niger, and Sudan on establishing an effective communication and coordination mechanism to support the implementation of the JMC Action Plan for the departure of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and …

HNEC contributes US$ 883,503 to support national elections in Libya

Today, the High National Elections Commission (HNEC)’s Chairperson, Dr. Emad Alsayeh signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Marc-André Franche, at its Headquarters, committing US$ 883,503.00 to the ‘Promoting Elections for the People of Libya’ (PEPOL) project.

UNSMIL calls for adoption of suggested amendments to election laws and for simultaneous elections on 24 December 2021

UNSMIL issued a statement yesterday on Libya’s legal framework for its parliamentary and presidential elections in which it called for the adoption of the necessary adjustments, including those put forward by the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), to enable the holding of free, fair, inclusive, and credible parliamentary and presidential …

The Libya Stabilisation Conference was all talk and little substance

The Libya Stabilisation Conference convened in Tripoli on 21 October without any clear agenda or specific objectives. As a result, there were very few realistic expectations. The one-day event brought together representatives of over 30 countries as well as the African Union, the European Union, the Arab League and the …