General Assembly urged to "act decisively" on Libya

The General Assembly is being urged by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to act decisively on Libya.

General Assembly hall

General Assembly hall

The call comes as the Assembly meets Tuesday afternoon to decide on suspending Libya from the United Nations Human Rights Council, based in Geneva.

The Council voted last Friday on a resolution strongly condemning the violence in Libya and also proposing a suspension of the country’s membership.

UN Spokesman Martin Nesirky says the Secretary-General, who is back from a visit to Washington D.C. is meeting with senior advisers to discuss the latest developments in North Africa and the Middle East.

“The Secretary-General made clear in his remarks after visiting the Holocaust Memorial yesterday that he commended the Human Rights Council for its unanimous recommendation to suspend Libya until the violence stops. And he welcomed its call for an independent international investigation. The Secretary-General urges all Member States of the United Nations to act decisively in the General Assembly. He warned that, in Libya, a Government that has lost its legitimacy has declared war on its own people.”

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