Security Council gives warring parties in Libya 30 days to implement accord

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The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged the parties in the Libyan Government National Accord, to implement the agreement within the 30-day time limit.
The 15-Nation Council, in a unanimous resolution in New York, called on the international community to provide all necessary aid to defeat terrorist groups.
It will be recalled that the agreement to form a Government of National Accord with a Presidency Council, Cabinet, House of Representatives and State Council, was signed in Morocco on Dec.17.
The agreement was facilitated by the Secretary-General Special Representative, Martin Kobler, in a bid to end a four-year-long crisis that has left nearly 2.4 million Libyans in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
Council hailed the formation of the Presidency Council and called on it to work within the 30 days prescribed by the agreement to form a Government of National Accord.
Members urged the council to finalise interim security arrangements needed to stabilise the North African country, which has been plagued by factional fighting since the 2011 revolution.
It called on all Member States to fully support Kobler’s efforts and work with the Libyan authorities and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which he heads, to develop a coordinated package of support to build the capacity of the Government of National Accord.
The resolution voiced concern at the grave humanitarian situation in Libya.
Members called for the full participation of women in all activities relating to the democratic transition, conflict resolution and peace-building.
Council urged Member States to respond generously to humanitarian aid appeals.
Members condemned terrorist acts committed in Libya by groups proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The Council also urged Member States to “actively support the new Government in defeating ISIL, groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIL, Ansar Al Sharia, and all other entities associated with Al-Qaida operating in Libya, upon its request.
It urged coordinated international support to tackle the threat posed by unsecured arms and ammunition and their proliferation in undermining regional stability, including through transfer to terrorists.
It also urged Member States to share with the new Government and with each other information on migrant smuggling and human trafficking in Libya’s territorial sea.

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