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UN Secretary General calls for strict compliance with arms embargo on Libya

The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, has reiterate – in a report dated May 02 on the adherence to the arms embargo in Libya – his appreciation for the continued efforts of the European Union, acting, through operation IRINI, under the authorizations by the Security Council, …

Women of the High Council of State and House of Representatives join to advocate for more representation in Libya’s future parliament

As Libya moves toward establishing electoral laws, female members of the High Council of State and the House of Representatives have agreed to work together to advocate for greater women’s representation in the country’s future parliament.

UN envoy asks Libyan leaders to deliver on their commitments to holding elections this year

The UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathilly told the Security Council in a briefing Tuesday that his work to support Libya on its path to elections in 2023 and broaden the political process to include a wider scope of actors is underway, adding that he had been engaging key actors …

Relapsing into deadlock: Libya’s recurring government splits and international recognition dilemmas

In Libya, domestic authority fractures have become a constant in the midst of a fluid conflict. The practices of international recognition of governments pursued since 2011 have faced dilemmas stemming from three dichotomies: international vs domestic recognition; legitimacy vs effectiveness; and coherence vs inclusivity in conflict mediation and peacemaking.

5+5 JMC meeting in Benghazi reiterates need for removing foreign mercenaries, holding elections

he 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) organized has concluded its meeting in Benghazi, which brought together several military and security leaders from the western, eastern, and southern regions in the presence of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, UNSMIL said in a statement.

SRSG Bathily visits Chad, Sudan and Niger to renew their shared commitment for the withdrawal of foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya

Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, today concluded his first official visit to Libya’s southern neighbours, Sudan, Chad and Niger. During the visit he discussed restoring peace and stability in Libya, including through the withdrawal of foreign fighters, foreign forces and mercenaries from the country …