Activity title

Libyan Security, Justice and Defence Programme

15/05/2014 - 31/03/2017


Activity description
As part of the Libyan Security, Justice and Defence Programme implemented by the Department for International Development of the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and supported through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), a series of activities focusing on management of arms and ammunition were conducted in Libya. The scope of these activities was to incorporate militia-held stocks into state stockpiles and ensuring that these were adequately secured and managed. Part of the Programme also included activities to enhance land, air and maritime borders' controls to reduce the flow, inter alia, of illicit arms and ammunition and also to support the Libyan government in the development of counter-proliferation capability. However, following the deterioration of the security situation in Libya the Government of the UK decided to pause and/or scale back part of these activities.

Project description
The Security, Justice and Defence (SJD) Programme was designed and initiated in 2013 by the British government to provide support to the political transition in post-revolutionary Libya. More specifically, the project provided technical assistance programmes to increase the Libyan Government’s ability to deliver and manage security, justice and defence services.

Focus of Activity

Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
Transfer controls
Inventory and stockpile management
Border controls

Type of Activity

Technical material or financial assistance




United Kingdom


United Kingdom


Contact Details

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AH, UK
Tel.: +44 20 7008 1500