The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s (CDA) vote on the draft constitution. The Mission appreciates the CDA’s effort and resolve throughout the process. This vote is the first milestone on the path towards a referendum of the Libyan people to determine a new constitution.
Tunis, 1 August 2017 – From 1 July to 31 July 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 36 civilian casualties - 15 deaths and 21 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 men killed and 12 injured, 4 women killed and 5 injured and 4 children killed and 4 children injured.
Tunis – On 27 July, IOM organized its first charter flight to Ghana. The flight which departed from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport provided return assistance home for 138 stranded migrants – 135 men and 3 women as well as one medical case.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) hosted today in Tripoli the first meeting of the Senior Policy Committee (SPC), which brings together high representatives of the Libyan Government, donor countries, the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank. The SPC serves as a decision-making body on matters related to the coordination of international assistance to Libya.
Tunis, 10 July 2017 – The local council of Bani Walid has committed to release, rehabilitate and reintegrate children associated with armed groups. Within the framework of UNICEF’s national campaign ‘Together for Children’, launched in April 2015, Bani Walid is the third municipality in Libya to take the decision of addressing the involvement of children with the armed groups.
“I welcome the decision of Bani Walid Local Council and extend the invitation to all municipalities in Libya to follow suit,” said Dr. Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Special Representative in Libya.