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23 Sep 2017 description

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - As part of its efforts to promote national reconciliation among the Libyans, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organized a two-day meeting in Tunis on 20 and 21 September, between delegations from Zintan and Tripoli, in order to facilitate a safe and peaceful return of internally displaced people (IDPs) hosted by the city of Zintan to their homes in the capital.

23 Sep 2017 description

New York, 21 September 2017

  1. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, hosted a meeting of the Quartet in New York on 21 September on margins of the United Nations General Assembly, following the high-level event on Libya convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 20 September 2017. The Quartet, which brings together the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), and the League of Arab States (LAS), last met in Brussels on 23 May 2017.

22 Sep 2017 description

Key figures

226,164 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

267,002 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

42,887 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

102,879 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Population Movements

22 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 133,640 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 20 September, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 300,767 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

22 Sep 2017 description

Members of the Misrata and Tawergha Joint Committee and members of the Government of National Accord (GNA) gathered in Tripoli yesterday to discuss steps to advance a transitional justice process that includes reparations and the safe and dignified return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The objective of the dialogue meeting, organized by UNSMIL and UNDP, is to enhance current working mechanisms between the Joint Committee and the GNA culminating in a reparations programme and the return of IDPs to their homes in a safe and timely manner.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 719th meeting held on 14 September 2017, received a briefing on the situation in Libya and the outcomes of the 4th Meeting of the AU High Level Committee on Libya, held on 9 September 2017, in Brazzaville, Congo.

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

21 Sep 2017 description

About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys

This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the launch of the United Nations strategy on Libya at the high-level event on Libya, in New York today:

Allow me before starting to say that I believe this meeting can have an historic significance. When one looks at today’s situation in the world, we see protracted conflict situations everywhere. We see new conflicts that emerge or re-emerge, like recently in Myanmar. And we badly need to find solutions.

20 Sep 2017 description

Chapter 1: Introduction and Key Findings

This report presents the findings of Round 12 of data collection, which took place between June and July 2017. Table 1 displays the number of IDPs and returnees identified across rounds from the beginning of 2017 until present. As can be seen, the number

of identified returnees had been steadily on the rise across in 2017 mirrored by a gradual decrease in the number of IDPs identi-fied in the country.

Chapter 2: IDP Profiles


20 Sep 2017 description

Tripoli, 19 September 2017— UNDP Libya and Tatweer Research have reached an agreement to partner and invest in the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Libya.

This first-of-its-kind landmark project, part of a three-year EU-funded initiative to be implemented by UNDP, aiming to help local authorities in Libya to improve access to essential services, create jobs and commercial opportunities, and increase security for its people.

Stefano Sotgia, Head of Cooperation for EU Delegation in Libya, said:

19 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 131,772 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 September, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 300,076 arrivals across the region through 17 September 2016.