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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Libya

 


Libyan Political Dialogue Forum
https://unsmil.unmissions.org/libyan-political-dialogue-forum

UN News Centre on Libya
https://news.un.org/en/tags/libya

Libya: ‘Historic moment’ as UN-led forum selects new interim leadership (UN News, 5 February 2021): https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/02/1084022
Libyan elections to take place in December 2021: senior UN official (UN News, 14 November): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/11/1077692
Libya ceasefire: UN relaunches inclusive political forum, amid growing ‘sense of hope’ (UN News, 26 October 2020): https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076122
Note to Correspondents – in response to questions on understandings reached on Libya (7 October 2020): https://bit.ly/2GWbxQB
Note to Correspondents – Co-chairpersons’ Summary of the Ministerial Meeting on Libya (5 October 2020): https://bit.ly/31corRj

Intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission
On 18 February 2020, under the auspices of the United Nations, the Intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission is resuming its meeting in Geneva. (Note to Correspondents, 17 February 2020): https://bit.ly/39N8nr7

Geneva Round of Libyan Political Dialogue, 2016-2018
http://bit.ly/1KuILxM

Geneva Round of Libyan Political Dialogue – 2015
https://bit.ly/2P6cpTA

 

 


UN Entities


Security Council

Resolutions:

    • S/RES/2546 (2020): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2546(2020)
      on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paras. 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Security Council resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya
    • S/RES/2542 (2020): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2542(2020)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2021
    • S/RES/2526 (2020): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2526(2029)
      on extension of the authorizations on the inspection of vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya for a further 12 months
    • S/RES/2510 (2020): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2510(2020)
      on endorsement of the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya convened on 19 Jan. 2020
    • S/RES/2509 (2020): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2509(2020)
      on extension of the authorizations provided by and the measures imposed by Security Council resolution 2146 (2014) and on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts concerning Libya until 15 May 2021
    • S/RES/2491 (2019): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2491(2019)
      on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paras. 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Security Council resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya
    • S/RES/2486 (2019): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2486(2019)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2020
    • S/RES/2473 (2019): https://undocs.org/en/S/RES/2473(2019)
      on extension of the authorizations on the inspection of vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya for a further 12 months
    • S/RES/2441 (2018): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2441(2018)
      on extension of the authorizations provided by and the measures imposed by Security Council resolution 2146 (2014) and on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts concerning Libya until 15 Feb. 2020
    • S/RES/2437 (2018): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2437(2018)
      on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paras. 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Security Council resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya
    • S/RES/2434 (2018): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2434(2018)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2019
    • S/RES/2420 (2018): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2420(2018)
      on extension of the authorizations on the inspection of vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya for a further 12 months
    • S/RES/2380 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2380(2017)
      on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paras. 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Security Council resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya
    • S/RES/2376 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2376(2017)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2018
    • S/RES/2362 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2362(2017)
      on extension of the authorizations provided by and the measures imposed by Security Council resolution 2146 (2014) and on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts concerning Libya until 15 Nov. 2017
    • S/RES/2357 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2357(2017)
      on extension of the authorizations on the inspection of vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya for 12 months
    • S/RES/2323 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2323(2016)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2017
    • S/RES/2312 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2312(2016)
      on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory   and off the coast of Libya
    • S/RES/2298 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2298(2016)
      on destruction of Libya’s chemical weapons
    • S/RES/2292 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2292(2016)
      on inspection of vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya
    • S/RES/2291 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2291(2016)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Dec. 2016
    • S/RES/2278 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2278(2016)
      on extension of the authorizations provided by and the measures imposed by resolution 2146 (2014) and on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts concerning Libya until 31 July 2017
    • S/RES/2273 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2273(2016)
      extends UNSMIL’s mandate until 15 June 2016
    • S/RES/2259 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2259(2015)
      on the situation in Libya welcoming signing of Libyan Political Agreement on new government for strife-torn country
    • S/RES/2240 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2240(2015)
      on migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya
    • S/RES/2238 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2238(2015)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Mar. 2016
    • S/RES/2214 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2214(2015)
      on threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida and associated groups operating in Libya
    • S/RES/2213 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2213(2015)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2015
    • S/RES/2208 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2208(2015)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 31 Mar. 2015
    • S/RES/2174 (2014): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2174(2014)
      on the situation in Libya
    • S/RES/2146 (2014): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2146(2014)
      on measures imposed to vessels illicitly exporting oil from Libya
    • S/RES/2144 (2014): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2144(2014)
      renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 13 March 2015
    • S/RES/2095 (2013): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2095(2013)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for a period of 12 months
    • S/RES/2040 (2012): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2040(2012)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for a further period
      of 12 months
    • S/RES/2022 (2011): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2022(2011)
      on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 16 March 2012
    • S/RES/2017 (2011): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2017(2011)
      on measures to prevent the proliferation of all arms and related materiel of all types in Libya
    • S/RES/2016 (2011): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2016(2011)
      on termination of the provisions of paras. 4, 5 and 6 to 12 of Security Council resolution 1973 (2011) concerning Libya
    • S/RES/2009 (2011): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2009(2011)
      on the establishment of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
    • S/RES/1973 (2001): http://undocs.org/S/RES/1973(2011)
      on the situation in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    • S/RES/1970 (2011): http://undocs.org/S/RES/1970(2011)
      on the situation in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Selected Reports:

    • S/2021/229 (8 March 2021): Letter dated 8 March 2021 from the Panel of Experts on Libya Established pursuant to Resolution 1973 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council: https://undocs.org/S/2021/229
      Transmits final report of the Panel.
    • S/2021/110 (4 February 2021): Letter dated 4 February 2021 from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2021/110
      Informs that the Secretary-General’s letter dated 29 Dec. 2020 (S/2020/1309) transmitting his interim report on proposed ceasefire monitoring arrangements in Libya has been brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council and requests the establishment and deployment of an advance team to Libya as proposed in para. 45 of the report.
    • S/2021/70 (22 January 2021): Letter dated 21 January 2021 from the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: https://undocs.org/S/2021/70
      Transmits letter dated 20 Jan. 2020 from the President addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council concerning Libya’s request for support and technical assistance to conduct national general elections, to be held on 24 Dec. 2021.
    • S/2021/62 (19 January 2021): United Nations Support Mission in Libya: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2021/62
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2542 (2020) and 2510 (2020); covers political, security-related and economic developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 25 Aug. 2020 (S/2020/832) and the interim report of 30 Dec. 2020 (S/2020/1309).
    • S/2020/1309 (30 December 2020): Letter dated 29 December 2020 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/1309
      Submits, pursuant to para. 5 of Security Council resolution 2510 (2020) and para. 4 of resolution 2542 (2020), interim report on the possible role of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in providing scalable ceasefire support.
    • S/2020/1256 (31 December 2020): Letter dated 15 December 2020 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/1256
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2020.
    • S/2020/1043 (27 October 2020): Letter dated 27 October 2020 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/1043
      Transmits copy of the agreement for a complete and permanent ceasefire in Libya, signed in Geneva on 23 Oct. 2020.
    • S/2020/887 (15 September 2020): Letter dated 3 September 2020 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/887
      Report by the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya
    • S/2020/876 (2 September 2020): Implementation of resolution 2437 (2018) : report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/876
      Submitted pursuant to para. 3 of Security Council resolution 2491 (2019); covers developments since the previous report of 6 Apr. 2020 (S/2020/275) until 20 Aug. 2020.
    • S/2020/575 (25 June 2020): Letter dated 23 June 2020 from the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/575
      Transmits paper outlining the elements of the Cairo Declaration, proposed at a meeting between the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament and the Commander of the Libyan National Army, hosted by Egypt’s President in Cairo, 6 June 2020.
    • S/2020/417 (19 May 2020): Letter dated 19 May 2020 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/417
      Transmits periodic report to the Security Council prepared in accordance with para. 24 (e) of resolution 1970 (2011), covering the period from 30 Jan.-19 May 2020.
    • S/2020/393 (15 May 2020): Implementation of resolution 2473 (2019) : report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/393
    • S/2020/275 (6 April 2020): Implementation of resolution 2437 (2018): report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/275
      Submitted pursuant to para. 3 of Security Council resolution 2491 (2019); covers developments since the previous report of 5 Sept. 2019 (S/2019/711) until 20 Mar. 2020.
    • S/2020/157 (3 March 2020): Letter dated 27 February 2020 from the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/157
      Transmits letters from the President of the Libyan House of Representatives and the Head of the High Council of State, dated 25 and 26 Feb. 2020 respectively, regarding the political dialogue to be held in Geneva at the end of Mar. 2020.
    • S/2020/63 (22 January 2020): Letter dated 22 January 2020 from the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2020/63
      Transmits conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya, adopted on 19 Jan. 2020, and operationalization paper by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya to implement the conclusions.
    • S/2020/41 (15 January 2020): United Nations Support Mission in Libya: Report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/41
    • S/2019/972 (20 December 2019): Letter dated 20 December 2019 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/972
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2019.
    • S/2019/914 (9 December 2019): Letter dated 29 November 2019 from the Panel of Experts on Libya Established pursuant to Resolution 1973 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/914
      Transmits final report of the Panel.
    • S/2019/794 (8 October 2019): Letter dated 4 October 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/794
      Transmits letter from the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union Commission forwarding a communiqué on the situation in Libya, adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 883rd meeting, held in New York, 27 Sept. 2019.
    • S/2019/711 (5 September 2019): Implementation of resolution 2437 (2018): report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2019/711
      Covers developments since the previous report of 31 Aug. 2018 (S/2018/807) until 31 Aug. 2019.
    • S/2019/682 (26 August 2019): United Nations Support Mission in Libya: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2019/682
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2434 (2018); covers political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 7 Jan. 2019 (S/2019/19).
    • S/2019/380 (10 May 2019): Implementation of resolution 2420 (2018): report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2019/380
    • S/2019/340 (25 April 2019): Letter dated 23 April 2019 from the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/340
      Transmits communiqué issued at the conclusion of the summit of the Troika and the Committee on Libya of the African Union, held in Cairo, 23 Apr. 2019.
    • S/2019/19 (7 January 2019): United Nations Support Mission in Libya: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2019/19
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2434 (2018); covers political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 24 Aug. 2018 (S/2018/780).
    • S/2018/1176 (31 December 2018): Letter dated 28 December 2018 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/1176
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2018.
    • S/2018/1139 (20 December 2018): Letter dated 14 December 2018 from the Permanent Representatives of Peru, Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/1139
      Transmits summary of the meeting of the Security Council Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security on Libya, held on 28 Nov. 2018.
    • S/2018/1067 (4 December 2018): Letter dated 29 November 2018 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/1067
      Transmits concluding statement of the meeting of the ministers for foreign affairs of Libya’s neighbouring States, held in Khartoum, 29 Nov. 2018.
    • S/2018/881 (1 October 2018): Letter dated 28 September 2018 from the Permanent Representatives of Peru, Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/881
      Transmits summary note of the meeting of the Security Council Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security on Libya, held on 13 Apr. 2018.
    • S/2018/812 (5 September 2018): Letter dated 5 September 2018 from the Panel of Experts on Libya Established pursuant to Resolution 1973 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/812 and http://undocs.org/S/2018/812/Corr.1
      Transmits final report of the Panel.
    • S/2018/807 (31 August 2018): Implementation of resolution 2380 (2017): report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/807
      Covers developments since the previous report of 7 Sept. 2017 (S/2017/761) until 31 Aug. 201
    • S/2018/780 (24 August 2018): United Nations Support Mission in Libya: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/780
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2376 (2017); covers political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 7 May 2018 (S/2018/429).
    • S/2018/526 (11 June 2018): Letter dated 1 June 2018 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/526
      Transmits joint statement adopted at a conference for the Libyan parties, held in Paris, 29 May 2018.
    • S/2018/451 (11 May 2018): Implementation of resolution 2357 (2017): report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/451
    • S/2018/429 (7 May 2018): United Nations Support Mission in Libya: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/429
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2376 (2017); covers political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 12 Feb. 2018 (S/2018/140).
    • S/2018/140 (12 February 2018): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2018/140
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2376 (2017); covers political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 22 Aug. 2017 (S/2017/726).
    • S/2018/87 (2 February 2018): Letter dated 1 February 2018 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/87
      Transmits note by the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reporting the completion by Libya of the destruction of its chemical weapons stockpiles.
    • S/2018/13 (4 January 2018): Letter dated 4 January 2018 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/13
      Transmits report dated 22 Dec. 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 23 Nov.-22 Dec. 2017.
    • S/2017/1086 (29 December 2017): Letter dated 20 December 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1086
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2017.
    • S/2017/1094 (22 December 2017): Letter dated 12 December 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1094
      Transmits report of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory; covers the period from 23 Oct.-22 Nov. 2017.
    • S/2017/906 (1 November 2017): Letter dated 25 October 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/906
      Transmits report dated 23 Oct. 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 23 Sept.-22 Oct. 2017.
    • S/2017/832 (4 October 2017): Letter dated 3 October 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/832
      Transmits report dated 25 Sept. 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 23 Aug.-22 Sept. 2017
    • S/2017/765 (8 September 2017): Letter dated 7 September 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/765
      Transmits report dated 23 Aug. 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 23 July-22 Aug. 2017.
    • S/2017/761 (7 September 2017): Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2312 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/2017/761
      Submitted pursuant to para. 15 of Security Council resolution 2312 (2016); covers developments since the previous report, of 7 Sept. 2016 (S/2016/766), until 31 Aug. 2017.
    • S/2017/726 (22 August 2017): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2017/726
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2323 (2016); covers political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 4 Apr. 2017 (S/2017/283)
    • S/2017/694 (9 August 2017): Letter dated 8 August 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/694
      Transmits report dated 24 July 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 23 June-22 July 2017.
    • S/2017/622 (26 July 2017): Letter dated 20 July 2017 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/622
      Transmits statement delivered on 15 July 2017 by the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord to the Libyan people, presenting an initiative for a road map.
    • S/2017/607 (14 July 2017): Letter dated 11 July 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/607
      Transmits report dated 23 June 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 23 May-22 June 2017.
    • S/2017/470 (1 June 2017): Letter dated 31 May 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/470
      Transmits report of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory; covers the period from 23 Apr. 2017-22 May 2017.
    • S/2017/466 (1 June 2017): Letter dated 1 June 2017 from the Panel of Experts on Libya Established pursuant to Resolution 1973 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/466
      Transmits final report of the work of the Panel of Experts.
    • S/2017/401 (5 May 2017): Letter dated 5 May 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/401
      Transmits report dated 24 Apr. 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory; covers the period from 23 Mar.-22 Apr. 2017.
    • S/2017/283 (4 April 2017): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2017/283
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2323 (2016); covers political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of the Mission since the report of 1 Dec. 2016 (S/2016/1011).
    • S/2017/269 (30 March 2017): Letter dated 29 March 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/269
      Transmits report dated 23 Mar. 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory; covers the period from 23 Feb.-22 Mar. 2016.
    • S/2017/197 (7 March 2017): Letter dated 7 March 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/197
      Transmits report dated 24 Feb. 2017 of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory; covers the period from 23 Jan.-22 Feb. 2016.
    • S/2017/155 (28 February 2017): Identical letters dated 22 February 2017 from the Permanent Representatives of Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/155
      Transmits Tunis Ministerial Declaration to Support a Comprehensive Political Solution in Libya, adopted by Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, the African Union and the Arab League on 20 Feb. 2017.
    • S/2017/84 (1 February 2017): Letter dated 24 January 2017 from the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/84
      Transmits final communiqué of the 10th ministerial meeting of Libya’s neighbouring countries, held in Cairo, 21 Jan. 2017.
    • S/2016/1014 (1 December 2016): Letter dated 1 December 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2016/1014
      Transmits report of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 20 Oct.-20 Nov. 2016.
    • S/2016/1011 (1 December 2016): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2016/1011
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2291 (2016); covers major political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights situation and outlines the activities of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) since the report of 16 May 2016 (S/2016/452).
    • S/2016/943 (8 Nov. 2016): Letter dated 8 November 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2016/943
      Other Title: Status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining Category 2 chemical weapons outside the territory of Libya
      Transmits two reports, dated 26 Sept. and 26 Oct. 2016, of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside its territory, covering the period 19 Aug.-19 Sept. and 20 Sept.-20 Oct. 2016.
    • S/2016/766 (7 September 2016): Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2240 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/2016/766
      Submitted pursuant to para. 18 of Security Council resolution 2240 (2015); provides an update on major developments since the date of adoption of the resolution (9 Oct. 2015) until 31 Aug. 2016.
    • S/2016/627 (18 July 2016): Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed to Libya and neighbouring countries, including off the coast of Libya, by foreign terrorist fighters recruited by or joining Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities: http://undocs.org/S/2016/627
      Submitted pursuant to para. 12 of Security Council resolution 2292 (2016).
    • S/2016/452 (16 May 2016): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2016/452
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2273 (2016) of 15 Mar. 2016; covers major political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) since the Secretary-General’s report of 25 Feb. 2016 (S/2016/182).
    • S/2016/209 (9 March 2016): Letter dated 4 March 2016 from the Panel of Experts on Libya Established Pursuant to Resolution 1973 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2016/209
      In accordance with para. 24(d) of resolution 2213 (2015), transmits final report of the Panel of Experts on Libya Established Pursuant to Resolution 1973 (2011).
    • S/2016/182 (25 February 2016): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2016/182
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2238 (2015) of 10 Sept. 2015; covers major political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation and outlines the activities of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) since the Secretary-General’s report of 13 Aug. 2015 (S/2015/624).
    • S/2015/994 (31 December 2015): Letter dated 9 December 2015 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2015/994
      Transmits report of the Committee’s activities from 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 2015.
    • S/2015/624 (13 August 2015): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2015/624
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2213 (2015) of 27 Mar. 2015; covers major political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights situation and outlines the activities of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) since the Secretary-General’s report of 26 Feb. 2015 (S/2015/144).
    • S/2015/299 (29 April 2015): Letter dated 29 April 2015 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2015/299
      Refers to Security Council resolution 2213 (2015) extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts on Libya; provides the names of the experts appointed to serve on the Panel.
    • S/2015/144 (26 February 2015): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2015/144
    • S/2015/128 (23 February 2015): Final report of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to resolution 1973 (2011) concerning Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2015/128
    • S/2015/113 (13 February 2015): Special report of the Secretary-General on the strategic assessment of the United Nations presence in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2015/113
    • S/2014/653 (5 September 2014): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2014/653
      Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2144 (2014) of 14 Mar. 2014; covers major political and security developments, provides an overview of the human rights situation and outlines the activities of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) since the Secretary-General’s report of 26 Feb. 2014 (S/2014/131).
    • S/2014/106 (19 February 2014): Note [transmitting final report of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to resolution 1973 (2011) concerning Libya]:
      http://undocs.org/S/2014/106
    • S/2014/131 (26 February 2014): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2014/131
    • S/2013/516 (5 September 2013): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2013/516
    • S/2013/99 (9 March 2013): Note [transmitting final report of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1973 (2011) concerning Libya]: http://undocs.org/S/2013/163
    • S/2013/104 (21 February 2013): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2013/104
    • S/2012/675 (30 August 2012): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2012/675
    • S/2012/163 (20 March 2012): Note [transmitting final report of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1973 (2011) concerning Libya]: http://undocs.org/S/2013/163
      Annexes (p. 54-79): 1. List of institutions and individuals consulted — 2. List of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by resolutions 1970 (2011) and 1973 (2011) — 3. General National Maritime Transportation Company, ownership documents — 4. Shipping documents and pictures related to materiel held in Malta — 5. Rebuttal from the State of Qatar — 6. Overflight map — 7. Log of outgoing communications of the Panel of Experts — 8. Letter dated 16 March 2012 from the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts addressed to the President of the Security Council.
    • S/2012/129 (1 March 2012): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2012/129
    • S/2012/42 (18 January 2012): Report of the assessment mission on the impact of the Libyan crisis on the Sahel region – 7 to 23 December 2011: http://undocs.org/S/2012/42
    • S/2011/727 (22 November 2011): Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya: http://undocs.org/S/2011/727

 


General Assembly

 


Human Rights Council

      • A/HRC/RES/43/39: Technical assistance and capacity-building to improve human rights in Libya : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 22 June 2020: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/43/39
      • Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in Libya (18 June 2020): https://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25975
      • A/HRC/43/75 (23 Jan. 2020): Situation of human rights in Libya, and the effectiveness of technical assistance and capacity-building measures received by the Government of Libya: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/43/75
        Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 40/27, covers the period Jan-Dec. 2019. Prepared in cooperation with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
      • A/HRC/40/46 (4 February 2019): Situation of human rights in Libya, including the implementation of technical assistance and capacity-building and efforts to prevent and ensure accountability for violations and abuses of human rights : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/46
        Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 37/41, covers the period 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 2018. Prepared in cooperation with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). 
      • A/HRC/37/46 (21 February 2018): Situation of human rights in Libya, and the effectiveness of technical assistance and capacity-building measures received by the Government of Libya: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/37/46
        Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/38, covers the period 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 2017. Prepared in cooperation with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
      • A/HRC/34/42 (13 January 2017): Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Libya, including on the effectiveness of technical assistance and capacity-building measures received by the Government of Libya: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/34/42
        Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 31/27; prepared in cooperation with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
      • A/HRC/31/47 (15 February 2016): Investigation by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Libya: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/31/47
        Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/30. The present report should be read in conjunction with the conference room paper containing the detailed findings of the investigation (A/HRC/31/CRP.3).
      • A/HRC/31/CRP.3 (15 February 2016): Investigation by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Libya: detailed findings: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/LY/A_HRC_31_CRP_3.pdf
        To be read in conjunction with the report of the investigation of OHCHR on Libya (A/HRC/31/47).
        Annexes (p. 89-95): 1. Map of Libya — 2. Indicative mapping of security and armed groups associated with Operation Dignity and Libya Dawn as at 2014 — 3. Priority areas for strengthening the justice sector.
      • A/HRC/28/51 (12 January 2015): Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Libya and on related technical support and capacity-building needs: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/28/51
        Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 25/37; prepared in cooperation with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
      • A/HRC/19/68 (28 January 2014): Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Libya: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/19/68
      • A/HRC/17/44 (12 January 2012): Report of the International Commission of Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/17/44
        Annexes (p. 71-78): 1. Programme of work of the International Commission of Inquiry on Libya — 2. Glossary of terms — 3. Members States and organizations that submitted information to the International Commission of Inquiry.
      • 15th Special Session on the “Situation of human rights in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya”- 25 February 2011:
        http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/SpecialSessions/Session15/Pages/15thSpecialSession.aspx

 


Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

 


Selected UN Documents

  • UN Member States on the Record – Libya:
    https://library.un.org/unms?combine=libya
    UN Member States on the Record provides access to information about membership and statements of Member States at the UN.

 


Selected Articles in UN Journals

 


Further Information

  • Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 748 (1992) concerning the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Terminated pursuant to resolution 1506 (2003) of 12 September 2003)
    https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/repertoire/africa#cat22
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ)
    • Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United States of America)
      https://www.icj-cij.org/en/case/89
    • Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United Kingdom)
      https://www.icj-cij.org/en/case/88

 


Non-UN Sources

 

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