After weeks of behind-the-scenes efforts, the UN Security Council passed (Feb 12) a resolution intended to bring a halt to fighting in Libya. UNSC 2510 demands the rival parties "commit to a lasting ceasefire", according to terms set by the military representatives (from the 5+5 dialogue) who met in Geneva last week.
The draft was put forth by the UK and received the backing of 14 Council members. Russia abstained.
The resolution restated its support for UNSMIL and UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame. It further stressed the international community's commitment to push for a lasting ceasefire, which the member countries gave at the Berlin Conference in January 2020. It also recognised the critical role the African Union and League of Arab States can play to end the conflict.
2510 expressed "grave concern" over the involvement of terrorist groups and the "growing involvement of mercenaries in Libya, despite the promises in Berlin, despite assurances to support and abide by the arms embargo, “including by ceasing all support for and withdrawing all armed mercenary personnel, and demands all Member States not to intervene in the conflict”.
Lastly, the resolution drew attention at the "deteriorating humanitarian situation in Libya", poor living standards, lack of basic services and especially regarding the challenges and threats to migrants and refugees.