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29 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12892

SECURITY COUNCIL
7988TH MEETING (PM)

Attacks against United Nations Personnel Now Included in Criteria for Ongoing Travel Ban, Freezing of Assets

The Security Council today decided to extend until 15 November 2018 the mandate of its Panel of Experts on Libya — as well as sanctions related to the illicit export of petroleum — while adding “attacks against United Nations personnel” to the criteria for the ongoing travel bans and freezing of assets affecting individuals and entities in the conflict-wracked North African nation.

29 Jun 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, genocide in Rwanda, civilian casualties in Afghanistan, security gaps in Libya, and the inability of the international community to protect civilians during the war in Syria.

29 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

Rescue after nearly 9,000 attempt treacherous crossing from Libya to Italy in four days. The new mother with her newborn baby in her arms, just before being taken to a fast boat to receive medical care in Malta.

Save the Children’s medical team safely delivered a baby girl last night on board the charity’s rescue ship in the Mediterranean, The Vos Hestia. The newborn baby, along with her mother and another heavily pregnant woman who had set out from Libya have now been taken by fast boat to receive care in Malta.

29 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

Five vessels taking part in Frontex operation Triton helped save 2 700 people in the Central Mediterranean since Sunday. These vessels included Swedish KBV 002, Spanish Rio Segura and Maltese P62, as well as two Italian vessels co-financed by Frontex.

In total, some 10 000 migrants have been rescued in Central Mediterranean in the past three days and search and rescue operations are ongoing. This is the largest number of people rescued within such a brief span so far this year.

29 Jun 2017 description

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) confirms the safe return of UN staff to Tripoli following an attack on a UN convoy traveling from Surmon to the capital. All staff are safe and accounted for.

UNSMIL reiterates its appreciation to the Government of National Accord, House of Representative Members from Zawiyah and local authorities for securing their safe return.

29 Jun 2017 description

ECOSOC/6849-CCP/122
28 JUIN 2017

CONSEIL ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
COMMISSION DE CONSOLIDATION DE LA PAIX - SÉANCE CONJOINTE - MATIN

29 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Jamie Dettmer

Italian officials say their government has told the European Commission in Brussels it is considering stopping ships that are not Italian-registered from disembarking at its ports migrants who were rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya.

28 Jun 2017 description

ECOSOC/6849-PBC/122

Despite numerous strategies to improve security, governance and development, the situation in the Sahel remained fragile, speakers in a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission agreed today, amid calls for Governments and international partners to improve coherence on the ground by matching short-term objectives with a longer term vision for the region.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

The chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the Qaddafi regime has attracted fighters from northern Chad and Darfur, placing the Chad–Sudan–Libya triangle at the centre of a regional system of armed conflicts. This has led to the re-emergence since 2011 of a regional market for cross-border combatants. These ‘guns for hire’ offer their services as militiamen, rebels, mercenaries, traffickers, and bandits.

27 Jun 2017 description

Libyans reluctant to see more migrants turned back

  • Coastguard sees European support as paltry

  • Libyans reluctant to see more migrants turned back

  • U.N.-backed government in Tripoli has little control

  • Abuse widespread in migrant detention centres

By Aidan Lewis