Libya

  • 17 January 2019

    Meeting on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

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    Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is scheduled to meet for a briefing and consultations on Libya. The Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé and Jürgen Schulz, the Deputy Permanent Representative of...

  • January 2019

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In January 2019, the Council is expected to receive briefings by the Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salamé. A briefing by the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee is also expected.

  • 3 November 2018

    Libya Sanctions: Adoption of a Resolution*

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    On Monday (5 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee and renewing measures related to the illicit export of crude oil from Libya...

  • November 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council is expected to receive briefings by the Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salamé, and the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden). Additionally, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will deliver the semi-annual briefing on recent developments concerning cases in Libya. The Council is also scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee and renewing measures related to the illicit export of crude oil from Libya. At press time, it appeared possible that the resolution would be adopted before the end of October. The mandate of UNSMIL expires on 15 September 2019, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts expires on 15 November.

  • October 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action In October, the Council is expected to renew the authorisation for member states to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya that they have reasonable grounds to suspect are being used for migrant...

  • 13 September 2018

    UN Support Mission in Libya Mandate Renewal

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    Today (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for another year until 15 September 2019. The first draft was circulated by the UK, the penholder...

  • September 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of UNSMIL and receive briefings by the Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salamé, and the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden). UNSMIL’s mandate expires on 15 September, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the sanctions committee expires on 15 November.

  • July 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Council is expected to receive briefings by the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, and the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden), followed by consultations. UNSMIL’s mandate expires on 15 September, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the sanctions committee expires on 15 November.

  • There have been several recent developments related to Libya sanctions. On Monday (11 June), the Security Council is expected to reauthorise the sanctions measures contained in resolution 2292, which is aimed at implementing the arms embargo on Libya through inspection...

  • June 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council is expected to renew the authorisation for member states, acting nationally or through regional organisations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya bound to or from the country that they have reasonable grounds to believe are violating the arms embargo. The current authorisation expires on 15 June. The mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expires on 15 September, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the sanctions committee expires on 12 November.

  • 18 May 2018

    Libya Briefing and Consultations

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    On Monday (21 May), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in Libya. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief...

  • May 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is expected to receive briefings by the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, and the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden), followed by consultations. Also this month, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will deliver her semi-annual briefing on recent developments concerning cases in Libya.

  • March 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is expected to receive a briefing from the Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salamé, followed by consultations. Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden), the chair of the Libya Sanctions Committee, is also expected to brief the Council. UNSMIL’s mandate expires on 15 September, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the Sanctions Committee expires on 15 November.

  • 16 January 2018

    Libya: Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow (17 January), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on Libya from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, through video-teleconference. Irina Schoulgin Nyoni, the Deputy...

  • January 2018

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In January 2018, the Council is expected to receive a briefing from the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, followed by consultations.