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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya signed on Tuesday a new cooperation agreement with the British Government aimed at preventing human trafficking and increasing the provision of vital humanitarian assistance along one of the most critical migration routes worldwide.

As EU elections approach, the Italian branch of SOS Mediterranee has launched a “petition to change the direction of policies on sea rescues” of migrants and refugees, the organization’s director Valeria Taurino said from a port on the Italian island of Sicily.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of the Arab Society for Certified Accountants (ASCA-Jordan), has launched the second phase of the project aligned with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) standards aimed at improving the skills of Libyan Audit Bureau (LAB) personnel, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have expressed their “support for the efforts of the United Nations to reach a political solution, hold elections and unify state institutions”, urging Libyan institutional subjects to “participate in political dialogue to resolve differences in order to preserve the supreme interests of the State”.