The UN Security Council demands in the document from "all parties in Libya immediately de-escalate the situation, commit to a ceasefire and engage with the United Nations to ensure a full and comprehensive cessation of hostilities throughout Libya," according to the text of the draft.
The resolution also calls on the conflicting sides to support UN Special Envoy for Libya and Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Middle Eastern country (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame’s efforts toward achieving a political solution in the ongoing crisis and provide unhindered humanitarian access in war zones.
The situation in the country escalated on 4 April, when the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and backed by the eastern government, announced an offensive against Tripoli in a bid to oust what Haftar called terrorist forces from the capital city. In response, armed forces loyal to the GNA started a military operation against the LNA.
Libya has been suffering from unrest since 2011 when its long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed. Since then the country has been divided between two rival governments, with an elected parliament governing the country's east and the UN- and EU-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) ruling the west from Tripoli.