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Increasing women’s participation in elections is the main theme of a regional Arab conference supported by the UN in Libya

More than 100 members of civil society organizations and the Arab Network of Electoral Management Bodies participated in a regional conference organized by the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) on Sunday and Monday. The Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Horiya Termal, female representatives from the House of Representatives, Libyan Women’s …

Presidential Council signs declaration of intent to enhance cooperation on human rights

Libya’s Presidential Council signed with the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.N. Mission in Libya a declaration of intent to “enhance cooperation to integrate human rights in the political and national reconciliation process,” revealed Dutch Ambassador Dolf Hogewoning on Monday.

Bathily: Current conditions allow Libya to hold elections by end of 2023

The UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily said that the conditions for candidacy for the presidential elections are a controversial issue, adding that the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) believed that elections should not exclude anyone in order to achieve stability and express the will of the Libyan …

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 …