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30 Mar 2015 description

APRES MIDI

27 mars 2015

Il adopte également des résolutions sur la prévention du génocide, le problème de la drogue, la violence fondée sur la religion et la nomme quatre titulaires de mandat

30 Mar 2015 description

AFTERNOON

27 March 2015

Extends Mandate on Mali, Adopts Texts on Libya, Iraq, Guinea and Haiti, on Prevention of Genocide, and on Violence on the Basis of Religion, and Elects Four Mandate Holders

29 Mar 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Ahmed Elumami

TRIPOLI, March 28 - Libya's Tripoli-based government, which leads one of two warring factions, has ordered its forces to withdraw from bases near major oil ports to fight Islamic State militants in the central city of Sirte, a Tripoli lawmaker said on Saturday.

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28 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

28 March 2015 – With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world – from the “shameful” conflict in Syria to the “tinderbox” that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders gathered in Egypt to work with each other and the United Nations to “strengthen our bonds for the people of this region and the security of our world.”

28 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11842

7420th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions this evening on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

28 Mar 2015 description

United Nations, United States | | Friday 3/27/2015 - 22:48 GMT

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

Libya, backed by Egypt, had asked for an end to the arms embargo to allow the embattled government to build up its army and take on groups such as Islamic State (IS).

But the resolution drafted by Jordan kept the four-year arms embargo in place while opening the door to exemptions on a case-by-case basis.

27 Mar 2015 description

“We believe that this week we have made very important progress in our talks. So far, the agreement of the participants was on two points – that there is no military solution for Libya, and that we should agree on national unity government and security arrangements to begin with, and then tackle other issues. Today, we have an agreement on the scope of issues, the scope of institutions, aspects we are going to deal with in the coming weeks, and I believe this is a very important step in the right direction.”

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11840

7419th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

‘We Are Being Slaughtered,’ Says Iraqi Lawmaker; Secretary-General Promises Action Plan by September

27 Mar 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | | Friday 3/27/2015 - 15:20 GMT

The UN Human Rights Council decided Friday to send a mission to war-torn Libya to investigate a range of abuses by different sides and help bring perpetrators to justice.

The 47-member rights body adopted by consensus a resolution asking the UN rights chief to "urgently" dispatch a team of investigators to Libya.

25 Mar 2015 description

We continue to work here in skhirat. As you know, I was out for a few hours in a short trip in which I could visit Tobruk and Tripoli. We had an exchange of views on how to expedite the talks. I had told you, I think in our last meeting, that I was planning to do that, to expedite the talks, to make to make suggestions on what could be an outline of a final solution. And we continue to work today with the different delegations. I have just met the delegation from Tobruk, from the House of Representatives, and I will continue to work with the other participants in the coming hours.

25 Mar 2015 description

25 March 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is gravely concerned about the continuing violence across Libya and calls for its immediate end. The fighting, bombings and abductions not only increase the suffering of the people but also harm the positive and constructive spirit displayed by the participants to the Libyan political dialogue round taking place in Morocco.

25 Mar 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE
RETOUR DE 500 DÉPLACÉS
Environ 500 personnes déplacées par les combats intercommunautaires qui ont éclaté le 9 mars dans la forêt Goin Débé dans le sud-ouest du pays ont commencé à rentrer chez elles avec l'aide de la communauté et de l'administration locale. Des violences interethniques sporadiques et des attaques par des groupes armés continuent de sévir dans la région ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire. Quelques 2 600 personnes sont toujours déplacées suite aux raids armés contre des villages près de la frontière libérienne survenus plus tôt cette année.

25 Mar 2015 description

COTE D’IVOIRE
IDPS SLOWLY RETURNING HOME
Around 500 people displaced by inter-community fighting that erupted on 9 March in Goin Débé forest in the country’s southwest have started returning home with the help of the community and the local administration. Sporadic inter-ethnic violence and attacks by armed groups continue to plague Côte d'Ivoire’s western region. Some 2,600 people are still displaced following armed raids on villages near the Liberian border earlier this year.

25 Mar 2015 description

Libyan human rights defenders under attack – UN report

GENEVA (25 March 2015) – A UN human rights report released on Wednesday reveals a catalogue of violent attacks and threats against Libyan rights defenders, across Libya – and in some cases even after they are forced to leave the country.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

24 Mar 2015 description

3/24/2015 - 01:31 GMT

Libyan pro-government forces said they had targeted a weapons depot belonging to an Islamist-backed militia, as peace talks continued in Morocco and a UN special envoy met both sides late Monday.

A militia spokesman said however that the raid had hit a refugee camp, killing eight civilians.

Military spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari said "the air strike targeted a weapons storage facility belonging to Libya Dawn" in Tarhuna, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Tripoli.

23 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

23 March 2015 – Stakeholders must work together to take Libya out of its “mess of a war” and begin rebuilding the conflict-ridden country into a modern, democratic state, a senior United Nations official said today.

22 Mar 2015 description

United Nations, United States | | Sunday 3/22/2015 - 00:14 GMT

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday on violence-wracked Yemen, diplomats said, after US troops were evacuated from a key airbase.

The meeting will take place at the request of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, amid spiraling violence, after several suicide bombings at Shiite Huthi mosques claimed by the Sunni Islamic State group killed 142 people on Friday.

21 Mar 2015 description

khirat, Morocco | | Sunday 3/22/2015 - 19:36 GMT

The UN's Libya envoy said Sunday documents to pave the way for a unity government for the "fragmented" country have been delayed but could still be ready within two days.

Speaking in Morocco, where he has been working with representatives of Libya's rival parliaments to nail down the agreement, Bernardino Leon blamed the delay on fighting around Tripoli over the past two days.

20 Mar 2015 description

20 March 2015 - All delegations are here. All delegations were given as you remember a few days to prepare this round, which we have told them we expect it be the decisive round.

In the last days we have seen more fighting, airstrikes, more actions by Daesh not only Libya but also in the region all participants have expressed their sorrow and condolences for what happened in Tunisia. It is another alarm sign that we have to take into account for what is going on in the region. So there is a sense of urgency and we believe this should be a decisive round.