The five-member Union of Libyan World Heritage Municipalities has called for government measures to protect Libyan sites registered as World Heritage Centres, stressing the need for coordination and coherence between the relevant authorities in this matter.

A member of the Union, Abu-ajaila Jaber, said the Union held its 3rd meeting in Sabratha, which included a scientific symposium and several working papers on the protection of archaeological sites presented by the Municipality of Shahhat, Tripoli Antiquities Office and Sabrata Antiquities Office, and in the presence of a number of specialists, professors, and other persons concerned.

The Union is made up of municipalities of Al-Khums, Ghat, Ghadames, Shahat, and Sabratha. The archeological sites in these five cities have been placed in the UNESCO list of world heritage in danger since June 2016.