Libya

Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Considers Interim Report of Its Panel Of Experts

On 9 February 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya held informal consultations to consider the interim report of its Panel of Experts, submitted in accordance with paragraph 14...Read More

Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Renews, Amends Entry Of Vessel On Its Sanctions List

On 26 January 2018, the Committee renewed the listing and enacted the amendments specified with strikethrough and underline in the entry specified below on its List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and ot...Read More

Secretary-General Condemns Double Bombing In Libya

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

Robust International Support For Libya Central To Ending Violence, Creating Effective Government, Mission Chief Says, Warning Status Quo Unsustainable

Ending a languishing humanitarian crisis in Libya and stamping out the spectre of violence and clashes that continued to kill and injure civilians across the country hinged on strong international support for an effective Government, the Se...Read More

Torture in Libya and Questions of EU Member State Complicity

Amnesty International has reported that ‘tens of thousands’ of refugees and migrants are being subject to torture and other human rights abuses at the hands of Libyan state officials and non-state actors operating in, and out of, Libya (the...Read More

Security Council Presidential Statement Says Libyan Political Agreement ‘Only Viable Framework’ To End Crisis, Finalize Political Transition

Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya, the Security Council today reiterated that the Libyan Political Agreement of 17 December 2015 remained the only viable framework...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On Human Rights Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 10 December 2017 Vienna, 10 December 2017 – The 10th December sees the beginning of yearlong celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). A decla...Read More

Security Council Presidential Statement Condemns Slave Trade Of Migrants In Libya, Calls Upon State Authorities To Comply With International Human Rights Law

Expressing grave concern about reports of migrants being sold into slavery in Libya, the Security Council today condemned such actions as heinous abuses of human rights and possible crimes against humanity, and called for those responsible ...Read More

High Commissioner For Refugees Calls Slavery, Other Abuses In Libya ‘Abomination’ That Can No Longer Be Ignored, While Briefing Security Council

Slavery and other grave human rights abuses affecting migrants and refugees travelling to North Africa and beyond constituted an abomination that could no longer be ignored, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Securit...Read More

Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Amends Entry of Vessel On Its Sanctions List

On 27 November 2017, the Committee enacted the amendment specified with strikethrough and underline in the entry below on its List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and other measures relating to attempts ...Read More

Secretary-General's Remarks At Security Council Debate On Trafficking In Persons In Conflict Situations

SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE Watch the video on webtv.un.org I thank the Security Council under the presidency of Italy for convening today’s open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations.  Criminals and terrorists are capitaliz...Read More

Collective Horror At Slave Markets Can Drive Our Response To Human Trafficking, UNODC Chief Tells UN Security Council

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/New York, 21 November 2017 – I join the Secretary-General António Guterres in condemning slave markets in Libya, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said today at an open debate of ...Read More