The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to extend the measures designed to implement an arms embargo on Libya for a further 12 months from the date of the adoption of this resolution.
Resolution 2526, which was approved unanimously by the 15-member council, extends the authorizations for UN member states to inspect, on the high seas off the coast of Libya, vessels coming from or to the country if they have reasonable grounds to believe the vessels are carrying arms or related materials in violation of an arms embargo imposed by the Security Council.
Resolution 2526 also requests the UN secretary-general to report to the Security Council within 11 months of the adoption of the resolution on its implementation.
The Security Council imposed sanctions, including an arms embargo, on Libya in 2011 after the political turmoil that led to the toppling of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. In June 2016, the council adopted Resolution 2292 to authorize vessel inspections on the high seas to implement the arms embargo. The authorizations have been extended several times.