Libya: Attack on foreign ministry, an attack on all Libyans, stresses UN envoy

Libya attacks 2018.jpg

UNSMIL Emergency response vehciles in the aftermath of the attack on the Libyan foreign ministry in Tripoli.

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.


The United Nations peace mission in Libya has “strongly” condemned a terrorist attack on the country’s foreign ministry in the capital, Tripoli.

According to media reports, the ISIL, or Da’esh terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday. At least three people are said to have been killed and more than ten injured. Three attackers who stormed the building were also killed.

In a statement, Ghassan Salamé, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), underscored that the Organization “will not accept any attack on a state institution, especially one committed by a terrorist group”.

“Terrorism will not triumph over the Libyans’ decision to move forward towards building their state and renouncing violence,” he stressed.

Mr. Salamé, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, said that the UN will continue to work with the Libyan people to “prevent terrorist groups from turning Libya into a haven or an arena for their crimes.”

He also contacted the Government of National Accord (GNA) to denounce the terrorist act, offer his condolences, and called on authorities “to enhance their protection of public institutions”. UNSMIL is following up with the authorities in Tripoli following on from the “tragic incident and stands ready to support”, added the statement.

The GNA was formed under the terms of a national political agreement, supported by the UN, in December 2015. Its formation was welcomed by the Security Council as the “sole legitimate government of Libya.”

In spite of efforts to establish peace and security across Libya, the country remains plagued by violence, often perpetrated by terrorist groups, including a deadly attack at the end of last month, on a police station in the country’s south-east.

the sting Milestone

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

EU Court of Justice invalidates Safe Harbour and the game for thousands US businesses suddenly changes

Mozambique pledging conference hopes to soften devastating blow of back-to-back cyclones

The European Youth explains the age gap in European business in the 21st century

17 ways technology could change the world by 2025

Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF

Financial markets appear to have rallied. Here’s one way to mitigate further shocks due to COVID-19

Technology can help solve the climate crisis – but it will need our help

EU/Africa, Caribbean and Pacific: towards which partnership?

Lagarde’s metamorphoses, not a laughing matter

Trump enrages the Europeans and isolates the US in G7

Diana in Vietnam

Towards a tobacco free India

New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an ‘important day’ for child protection, says UN envoy

We can feed the world in a sustainable way, but we need to act now

2020’s ‘wind of madness’ indicates growing instability: UN chief

EU, Brazil to hold high level Summit in Brasilia

Security Council renews Central African Republic arms embargo

Why 2020 will see the birth of the ‘trust economy’

Somalia: UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in which dozens were killed or injured

Amid continued suffering in Yemen, UN envoy welcomes reports of reduced violence

The European Union and Central Asia: New opportunities for a stronger partnership

Deep-sea minerals could meet the demands of battery supply chains – but should they?

To save biodiversity, MEPs call for binding targets at global and EU level

UN working ‘intensively’ to stop Ebola in eastern DR Congo, following second case in major border town

Parliament to vote on new European Commission on 27 November

Parliaments can be pillars of democracy and defenders of human rights, says UN chief on International Day

Technological innovation can bolster trust and security at international borders. Here’s how

Our poisonous air is harming our children’s brains

Autumn Fiscal Package: Commission adopts Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans

Combatting terrorism: EP special committee calls for closer EU cooperation

I accidentally went viral on TikTok. I learned we failed our youngest generation.

The link between migration and technology is not what you think

Data is the fuel of mobility. Don’t spill it for nothing

What does the world really think about the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Long-term EU budget: Parliament wants safety net for beneficiaries

5 ways to get your business ready for AI in 2020

Tax crimes: MEPs want EU financial police force and financial intelligence unit

How Leonardo da Vinci’s outsider status made him a Renaissance man

MEPs vote for upgrade to rail passenger rights

To improve women’s access to finance, stop asking them for collateral

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency

LGBTQI+ and medicine

What we’ve learned about mental health from young people

Eurozone dignitaries play with people’s life savings

Mental health in times of pandemic: what can each individual do to lessen the burden?

A new catastrophic phase in the Syrian carnage

It’s time for financial services to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Here’s why

Menu for change: why we have to go towards a Common Food Policy

‘Score a goal’ for humanity, says Mohammed, celebrating winning link between sport and development

Security Council resolution endorses moves towards long-sought Afghanistan peace

Recovering from COVID-19: these are the risks to anticipate now – before it’s too late

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator

MEPs call for safety and liability rules for driverless cars

To solve the climate crisis, we need an investment revolution

MEPs approve €585 million to support refugees from Syria

UNESCO lists wrestling, reggae and raiho-shin rituals as global treasures to be preserved

Draghi sees inflationary bubbles

EU and U.S. castigate Facebook on Cambridge Analytica scandal as citizens’ data privacy goes down the drain again

Bundesbank’s President Weidmann criticises France and the EU. Credibility at risk?

Why good cybersecurity in business is everyone’s responsibility

More Stings?

Advertising

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s