Will Libya Be Ready for 2021 Elections?
The head of the UN mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, has said that national elections in Libya will take place on December 24, 2021. This comes a week after talks aimed at creating an executive authority capable of organizing elections and implementing political, economic and military reforms, began in Tunis. Williams explained that a new executive will involve a separation of powers, with a new presidency council, and a government of national unity, led by a prime minister. This comes a month after the UN expressed concerns over threats to peace, security and stability. It is also concerned at violations of the UN arms embargo and the attempted illicit export of oil from Libya. The country is ruled by an unbacked government in Tripoli, as well as by Khalifa Hiftar, the commander of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces, which controls Libya's eastern region and the city of Benghazi.
Challenges Ahead On Way to Secure and Prosperous Future - UN Official
UN News, 19 November 2020
Following years of political instability and conflict, Libya is making substantial progress on the path to peace, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on… Read more »
Elections to Take Place in December 2021 - Senior UN Official
UN News, 14 November 2020
National elections in Libya will take place on 24 December 2021, Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN mission in the country, announced on Friday during a virtual press… Read more »
Deadlocks Scuttle Dialogue to Resolve Libya Crisis
CAJ News, 16 October 2020
TRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – EFFORTS to secure peace through dialogue in the restive Libya have gotten off to an undesirable start as lingering concerns over the composition of… Read more »
Agreement On Sovereignty Posts, Important Step Towards Progress On Other Issues - Speaker of Libyan Lower House
MAP, 25 October 2020
The agreement on sovereignty posts in Libya is an important step forward to achieve progress on other issues, said Sunday the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila… Read more »
Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Libya (via VTC)
State Department, 13 October 2020
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Further Sanctions Over Violations of the UN Arms Embargo
PR Newswire, 15 October 2020
The Council today imposed targeted restrictive measures on one person engaged in and providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Libya, including… Read more »
Forum on Libya organized by the UN in Tunis.
Human Rights Watch has said it is calling on authorities in Eastern Libya, to promptly investigate the apparent politically motivated killing of lawyer Hanan Al-Barassi. Barassi, ... Read more »
The UN Support Mission in Libya has announced the launch of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, following the signing of a permanent ceasefire agreement in the strife-torn ... Read more »