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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Egyptian draft resolution on Libya - First draft (Before amendments)

The Security Council,
  Reaffirming its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
  Reaffirming that terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomever committed, and remaining determined to contribute further to enhancing the effectiveness of the overall effort to fight this courage on a global level,
  Reaffirming the need to combat by all means, in accordance with Charter of the United Nations and International law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, stressing in this regard the important role the United Nations plays in leading and coordinating this effort,
  Emphasizing that sanctions are an important tool under the Charter of the United Nations in the maintenance and restoration of international peace and security including countering terrorism, and underlining the importance of prompt and effective implementation of relevant resolutions, in particular Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) as key instruments in the fight against terrorism,
  Recalling its Resolutions 1267(1999), 1989(2011), 2161(2014), 2170(2014), 2174(2014),2178(2014) and 2199(2015),
Reaffirming the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Libya,
Deploring the terrorist acts being committed by Daesh (also known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, in particular the recent brutal and unhuman kidnapping and murdering of a number of Egyptian citizens,
Noting with concern the continued threat posed to international peace and security by Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, in particular in Southern Libya and reaffirming it's resolve to address all aspects of that threat,
  Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
1- Condemns all terrorist acts being committed by Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, and emphasizing in this regard the need for a comprehensive approach to fully disrupt them;
2- Stresses the necessity of the full implementation of the related Security Council Resolutions on Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, in particular Resolutions 1267(1999), 1989(2011), 2161(2014), 2170(2014), 2174(2014), 2178(2014), and 2199(2015);
3- Reaffirms the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and International Law, threats to international peace and security in Libya caused by terrorist acts;
4- Emphasizes the necessity to provide support and assistance to the legitimate Authorities in Libya, particularly by providing the Libyan government with the necessary security assistance; and stresses the necessity for all the militias controlling Tripoli to withdraw from the capital thereby allowing the return of the legitimate government to its siege,
5- Welcomes the United Nations led dialogue between the non- violent Libyan parties as well as the decision by the Government of Libya and the House of Representatives to engage constructively with the initiative by the Special Representative of the Secretary General to conduct a political dialogue and calls upon them to continue their participation in that dialogue;
6- Expresses strong support for the efforts of the Libyan Government forces, and efforts of other members of the international community acting in coordination with the Libyan Government, to combat terrorism in Libya;
7- Recalls paragraph 12 of Resolution 2174(2014) in which the Council affirms it's readiness to review the appropriateness of the measures contained in this resolution, including strengthening, modifying, suspending and lifting of the measures and decides that the measures contained in paragraph 8 of the resolution shall no longer apply to the Libyan National Army under the command of the legitimate executive authority in Libya;
8- Recognizes the important role of the League of Arab States in matters relating to the maintenance of international peace and security , and urges its Member States, in pursuance to the Charter of the United Nations, to fully cooperate and coordinate to counter the threats to international peace and security imposed by Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida in Libya;
9- Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
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