Libya

  • 14 July 2021

    Libya: Ministerial-level briefing*

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    Tomorrow (15 July), the Security Council will convene an in-person ministerial-level briefing on the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and on the situation in the country. Special Envoy of the Secretary-General and head of UNSMIL Ján Kubiš will brief....

  • July 2021

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security Council is expected to convene a ministerial-level meeting to discuss the situation in Libya and the UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL). As France is the Security Council President for July, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will chair the meeting. Usually during the periodic session on Libya, the Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Ján Kubiš, briefs, but because of the high-level nature of the meeting, Secretary-General António Guterres or Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo are expected to brief. The chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti, the Permanent Representative of India, may also present the committee’s report on its activities during the past 60 days.

  • Tomorrow afternoon (18 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference (VTC) on the impact on the Sahel region of the departure of foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya. The meeting will be co-hosted by the “A3...

  • 2 June 2021

    Libya Sanctions: Vote on a Resolution*

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    Tomorrow (3 June), the Security Council is expected to vote in person on a draft resolution renewing for one year the authorisation for member states, acting nationally or through regional organisations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the...

  • June 2021

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council is expected to renew the authorisation of member states, acting nationally or through regional organisations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya, bound to or from Libya, that they have reasonable grounds to believe are violating the arms embargo. The current authorisation expires on 5 June.

  • 20 May 2021

    Libya: VTC Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow morning (21 May), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC) briefing, followed by closed VTC consultations, on the UN Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Special Envoy to Libya and head of UNSMIL Ján Kubiš will brief....

  • May 2021

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Security Council is expected to receive briefings by the Special Envoy to Libya and head of the UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiš, and the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti, the Permanent Representative of India. Two Secretary-General’s reports are also due in May: on UNSMIL and on the implementation of resolution 2591. Additionally, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will deliver her semi-annual briefing on recent developments concerning cases in Libya.

  • 28 April 2021

    Libya: Informal Interactive Dialogue

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    Tomorrow morning (29 April), members of the Security Council are expected to convene in person for an informal interactive dialogue on Libya. Initiated by the “A3 plus one” (Kenya, Niger, Tunisia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), the meeting will...

  • 15 April 2021

    Libya: Vote on Two Draft Resolutions*

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    Tomorrow (16 April) at 3 pm, the Security Council president (Viet Nam) is expected to announce the result of the written voting procedure on two draft resolutions on Libya. The first addresses UN support for the Libyan ceasefire monitoring mechanism...

  • April 2021

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Security Council is expected to renew the measures related to the illicit export of petroleum from Libya, which are due to expire on 30 April, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, which expires on 15 May.   The authorisation given through resolution 2526 (to inspect vessels believed to be in violation of the arms embargo) expires on 5 June, and the authorisation given through resolution 2491 (to inspect vessels suspected of being used for migrant smuggling or human trafficking) expires on 3 October. The mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expires on 15 September.

  • 23 March 2021

    Libya: VTC Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow morning (24 March), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC) briefing, followed by closed VTC consultations, on the UN Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Special Envoy to Libya and head of UNSMIL, Ján Kubiš, will...

  • March 2021

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Security Council is expected to receive briefings by the Special Envoy to Libya and head of the UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiš, and the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti, the Permanent Representative of India. The Council may also receive a report by the Secretary-General on the work of the advance team that will be deployed to Libya in support of the envisioned establishment of a ceasefire monitoring mechanism under the umbrella of UNSMIL. Sanctions related to the illicit export of petroleum from Libya expire on 30 April, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee expires on 15 May. The authorisation given through resolution 2526 (to inspect vessels believed to be in violation of the arms embargo) expires on 5 June and the authorisation given through resolution 2491 (to inspect vessels suspected of being used for migrant smuggling or human trafficking) expires on 3 October. UNSMIL’s mandate expires on 15 September.

  • 27 January 2021

    Libya: VTC Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow morning (28 January), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC) briefing, followed by closed VTC consultations, on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams,...

  • January 2021

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the activities of the UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL). A high-level Secretariat official is likely to brief, as is the incoming chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee. The Council may adopt a resolution supporting the compliance of all national and international stakeholders with the 23 October 2020 ceasefire agreement between the parties to the Libyan conflict.

  • 14 December 2020

    VTC Consultations on Libya

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    Tomorrow morning (15 December), Security Council members will convene videoconference (VTC) consultations on Libya. Acting Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams will brief. Her briefing is expected to focus on progress by...