Assessments

The U.N. Hits Reset in Libya

Sep 21, 2017 | 23:07 GMT
Ghassan Salame, U.N. special envoy to Libya

Ghassan Salame, U.N. special envoy to Libya

(ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)

It is not for a lack of trying, but the United Nations has struggled to resolve the Libyan conflict. In 2015, the U.N. brokered a unity agreement -- the Libyan Political Agreement -- between the country's two rival governments, the General National Congress in Tripoli and the House of Representatives, which had fled the capital of Tripoli a year earlier and set up shop in the eastern city of Tobruk. Instead of unifying the country's governments and bridging its largely east-west divide, however, the U.N. peace process created a third government, the Government of National Accord in Tripoli, which the House of Representatives never joined. Negotiations have continued since -- albeit intermittently -- and many of the underlying disputes among the country's various factions remain unresolved. On Sept. 20 at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, newly appointed U.N. special envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, announced a plan that would...

For Serious People Who Seek Intelligence Over News

Subscribe & Save 50% today!

You can cancel at anytime

  • High quality, unbiased analysis of global events
  • Quarterly, annual, and decade geopolitical forecasts
  • Customized notifications, newsletters, and much more

Preview Some FREE Worldview Articles Below:

Free Coronavirus Articles

Free Geopolitical Articles

Connected Content

Regions & Countries

Article Search

Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stratfor Worldview

OUR COMMITMENT

To empower members to confidently understand and navigate a continuously changing and complex global environment.