Libya

  • April 2011

    Libya

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, Council members are expecting the focus on Libya to continue. The Secretary-General’s monthly briefing requested in resolution 1973 is due and a high level of activity in the Sanctions Committee is also expected.

  • 30 March 2011

    Insights on the Libya Sanctions Committee

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    On Monday, 28 March, the Council received its first briefing from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, José Filipe Moraes Cabral, the chair of the 1970 Sanctions Committee. (Resolution 1970 requested a report from the Committee on its work for the...

  • 24 March 2011

    Insights on the Libya Sanctions Committee

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    The Sanctions Committee on Libya will have its first meeting tomorrow at expert level to discuss its working methods. Since resolution 1970 was adopted the sanctions committee has tried to meet but competition with existing sanctions committees for both space...

  • 23 March 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    Council members will be briefed by the Secretary-General at tomorrow at 3 pm on compliance by member states on the enforcement of the ban on flights over Libya imposed by resolution 1973. This resolution asked for the Secretary-General to report...

  • 21 March 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    The Council will have closed consultations on Libya this afternoon. Council members may be given an update by the UK, France and the US on the enforcement action that took place over the week-end. On 19 March, the Libyan regime...

  • 17 March 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    The Security Council will vote at 6 pm today (Thursday, 16 March) on a resolution which imposes a no-fly zone, strengthens the sanctions regime set up by resolution 1970, calls for the protection of civilians and civilian populations and authorises...

  • 17 March 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    Libya is on the Council’s agenda again today. Council members began meeting at the expert level for a technical discussion on the draft resolution at 9 am. Council members will convene at 11 am at the permanent representative level for...

  • 16 March 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    Council members are meeting this morning to discuss a draft resolution on Libya circulated yesterday during informal consultations by Lebanon. The UK and France who had co-authored the resolution with Lebanon also spoke on the contents of the resolution. Council...

  • 14 March 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    Security Council members are meeting this morning in informal consultations at Lebanon’s request to discuss Saturday’s Arab League statement calling on the Security Council to impose a no-fly zone. Under-Secretary-General B. Lynn Pascoe is expected to brief on the situation...

  • 14 March 2011

    Update Report No. 1: Libya

    Update Report

    Security Council members seem likely to intensify the discussions on Libya this week.

  • 4 March 2011

    Insights on the Libya Sanctions Comittee

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    Council members have been working on setting up the sanctions committee on Libya called for in resolution 1970 which was adopted by the Council last Saturday, 26 February. It now looks like Portugal will chair the committee. A Note by...

  • 25 February 2011

    Update Report No. 3: Libya

    Update Report

    During informal consultations on Thursday 24 February, Council members discussed taking action under Chapter VII of the UN Charter to impose deterrent measures against the Libyan regime. There seemed to be wide support for moving down that track and the UK offered to draft some elements for further discussion once Council members had a further briefing today.

  • 24 February 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    This morning Council members discussed the possibility of further action on the situation in Libya during informal consultations. Most members have reacted positively to the idea of imposing legal measures on the Libyan regime to deter further violence against civilians....

  • 22 February 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    The Council will be briefed in a closed meeting at 3 pm this afternoon by DPA head, B. Lynn Pascoe on the situation in Libya. A briefing is also expected from a representative of the Libyan mission but it was...

  • 21 February 2011

    Insights on Libya

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    Council members met this morning in informal consultations on the possible format for further discussion on the situation in Libya following the violent government crackdown on anti-government demonstrators yesterday. They agreed to have a closed meeting at 3 pm this...