The co-chairs of the Security Working Group (SWG) for Libya, represented by the African Union, France, Italy, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) held a meeting on Thursday in Tunis to discuss the security situation in the country.
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U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily held talks on Tuesday with Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi to discuss “ways to encourage Libyan political and security actors to come together in Libya and agree on a way out of the crisis by holding elections as soon as possible,” according to the U.N. envoy.
The U.N. Security Council will convene a session to discuss Libya on December 16, according to the council’s agenda published on the U.N. website.
The Chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi, held talks on Saturday with U.N. Special Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily.
The United States has affirmed support for the efforts United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to “have Libyan leaders meet in Libya to make crucial decisions for the stability and prosperity of Libyans.”
The Government of National Unity is in “full readiness” to national elections in Libya, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh told U.N. Special Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily during a meeting in Tunis today.
The UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya has concluded its fifth investigative mission to the country, an extended field visit to Tripoli which took place from 20 October to 21 November, the mission announced in a statement released via Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met today with the U.N. Special Envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, in Cairo where they discuss the Libyan political process, according to spokesman of Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it “joins the world in supporting the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, adding that violence against women and girls in its various forms has been on the rise in Libya.
Representatives of the Presidential Council and the United Nations met on Saturday to discuss preparatory meeting that would take place in December regarding the national reconciliation conference that the council is planning to organize.