- ticket title
- Malta’s Foreign Minister: Features of solving the Libyan crisis looming, and we support the efforts of the UN mission in Libya
- Developing five City Profiles for conflict-affected cities in Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria
- Egypt, Italy FMs discuss bilateral ties, regional issues
- UNHCR Update Libya (6 December 2019) [EN/AR]
- Secretary-General Appoints Nada al-Nashif of Jordan Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
The European Union military operation in the southern Central Mediterranean (Eunavfor MED, now renamed Eunavfor MED/OP Sophia) was established by the Council on 18 May 2015 and launched by the latter on 22 June 2015. The operation is designed to disrupt the business model of human smuggling and trafficking networks and thus contribute to preventing further loss of life at sea. The operation will be conducted in three phases: The first phase focuses on surveillance and assessment of human smuggling and trafficking networks in the Southern Central Mediterranean. The second phase provides for the search and, if necessary, diversion of suspicious vessels. The third phase would allow the disposal of vessels and related assets, preferably before use.
Eunavfor MED, has currently reached phase 2 ‘a’ (i.e. on the high seas), as agreed by the EU Ambassadors within the Political and Security Committee on September 28. In order to transition further, into phase 2 ‘b’ (i.e. in the territorial waters of Libya) and phase 3 on Libyan sovereign territory, a further UN Security Council Resolution or the consent of the coastal State concerned would be needed as well as an invitation from the Libyan government.