UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met the head of the Libyan Presidency Council, Faiez Serraj, at the Human Rights meeting in Geneva yesterday. Guterres said the UN would continue to do all it could to further Libyan attempts to find a political compromise after Serraj admitted Libya was guilty of the torture of unarmed civilians. See pages 262 to 277 of Belfast to Benghazi for more on the UN and Human Rights abuses in Libya.
After attacking EU proposals to send migrants back to Libya, Martin Kobler is to be replaced as UN Special Representative of the Secretary General by US-educated, former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. He will have his work cut out trying to implement a Libyan Political Agreement that is widely seen as broken and unimplementable. More help needed…
For UN missed opportunities in Libya, see page 262 of Belfast to Benghazi: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belfast-Benghazi-Untold-Challenges-War/dp/1861515669