UN launches new action plan for crisis resolution in Libya

  • Dominika Jandová
  • 25.9.2017 12:12

On Wednesday 20 September, UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new strategy to contribute to peace and stability in Libya, where the security situation and the resulting migration flows also affect European countries.

Guterres also stated he is convinced that in Libya, which is currently split between rival governments, militias and other actors, there is an opportunity for a political solution. The strategy has seven main priorities, namely strengthening security arrangements or reinvigorating an inclusive political process, including holding elections, by building on recent positive developments. In recent weeks, Libya has once again come to the focus of European governments, especially Italy, France and the United Kingdom, particularly because of the flow of migration across the country. In recent months, the migration to Italy has declined sharply, one of many reasons could be militia and armed groups operating at the Libyan coast. On Thursday 21 September, Reuters, quoting one of the senior members, said the armed group Anas al-Dabbashi, known for people-smuggling, is seeking the legitimacy of the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli in exchange for stopping ships with migrants near Sabratha.

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