The Brussels International Center is organizing an online webinar event titled "Latest Development's in Libya's Conflict: Finding Ways Forward" on 28 May 2020 at 14:30-16:00, as part of its "Rethinking Security in the 2020s" Series.
In recent weeks, the forces of the Government of National Accord have been regaining lost ground with the support of Turkey, through intelligence-sharing, military supply as well as air strikes and soldiers in the form of redirected fighters from Syria. Additionally, the situation of COVID-19 on war-torn Libya continues to cast a worrying shadow over these developments with the Libyan health sector facing severe and chronic issues of under-financing and risks from the effects of war.
In light of these developments, this event seeks to facilitate a constructive debate and provide a forum to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the UN and EU`s approach to the crisis, the intervening factor of a potentially devastating outbreak of COVID-19, and whether these factors will strengthen or weaken prospects for lasting peace. Participants will discuss what steps the international community could, or should, do for the Libyan crisis with an aim towards constructive policy recommendations.
The conference will be held with the participation of high-level politicians, parliamentarians, ambassadors , journalists and representatives of international organizations and EU institutions, such as NATO, the European Parliament, the European Council, the European Commission and the United Nations
Confirmed speakers include:
• Mr. Javier Nart, MEP Renew Europe
• Ms. Rosamaria Gili, Acting Director and Head of Division, Maghreb, European External Action Service (EEAS)
• Mr. Kasper Engborg, Acting Head of Office for UN OCHA in Libya
• Mr. Tim Eaton, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
• Mr. Lorenzo Marinone, Senior Analyst for the Middle East and North Africa Desk at Ce.S.I. – Centro Studi Internazionali
• Ms. Rhiannon Smith, Managing Director of Libya-Analysis
Moderation will be conducted by Mr. Ben Lowings, the BIC Political Analyst for North Africa.