UN Mediation in Libya: Peace Still a Distant Prospect

  • Citation: Watanabe, Lisa. “UN Mediation in Libya: Peace Still a Distant Prospect.” CSS Analyses in Security Policy 246 (2019).
    • Topics:
    • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    • Keywords:
    • Middle East and North Africa
    • Libya
    • mediation
    • United Nations
    • political divisions
    • implementation

Over the past five years, the Libyan conflict seems to have defied mediation efforts, which could have dire consequences for Libyans, for Libya’s neighbors and Europe. Despite its shortcomings, the UN’s approach remains the dominant framework for finding a political solution. However, the UN process will continue to falter as long as relevant regional and international actors work at cross purposes.

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