UN Security Council Endorses Resolution for lasting ceasefire in Libya
On 12 February, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution calling for a lasting ceasefire in Libya, France 24 reports. Through this, the UNSC aims for a viable ceasefire to be implemented between the warring parties in Western Libya, the resolution comes to reaffirm the principles of the January Berlin Conference which had gathered the international community to discuss the Libya file. Reports indicate that the 55-point ‘ceasefire roadmap’ was drafted by Britain approved by 14 votes out of 15 with Russia abstaining. However it remains uncertain whether such an initiative will truly allow for stabilisation. As reported by Forces Network, it will depend on the parties on the ground and most importantly on their foreign backers.