UN Roundup - Libya Ceasefire & WHO film submissions wanted
26 October 2020.
Daniel Johnson brings us some news of the Libya ceasefire as well as some cultural events:
1: Peace talks aimed at ending almost a decade of chaos in Libya reached agreement on a permanent ceasefire on Friday at UN Geneva.
“The parties agreed that all military units and armed groups on the frontlines shall return to their camps. This shall be accompanied by the departure of all mercenaries and foreign fighters from all Libyan territories -- land, air and sea -- within a maximum period of three months from today. The ceasefire does not apply to UN-designated terrorist groups.”
- Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL)
2: The World Health Organization has opened submissions for the WHO Health for All Film Festival. The film festival invites independent film-makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health. The festival aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues. Submission will close on 30 January.
3: Last Saturday was United Nations Day - 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande played to an empty Victoria Hall on Saturday to celebrate the occasion. The performance was live streamed, and can now be viewed online for those that missed it.
- Image: Fourth Round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General Stephanie Williams briefs the press after the signing of an Agreement for a Complete and Permanent Ceasefire in Libya at the fourth round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission, Palais des Nations.
- Image © 23 October 2020. UN Photo by Violaine Martin Used with permission of the UN.