Informal Expert Group On Women And Peace And Security: Summary Of The Meeting On Libya, 13 April 2018


On 13 April 2018, the Informal Expert Group on Women and Peace and Security held a meeting on the situation in Libya. Members of the Security Council were briefed by the United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Maria do Valle Ribeiro, accompanied by experts from UNSMIL and the United Nations country team. Member States asked questions related to women’s political participation, including in the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan for Libya, the constitutional drafting assembly, the National Conference and the elections; their participation in public institutions dealing with peace and security issues; recent trends in sexual and gender-based violence, including against female migrants, and on trafficking, forced labour and modern-day slavery; and the United Nations engagement and work with women’s civil society organizations, leaders and human rights defenders.