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1623: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is speaking in New York. He says it is "crucial now for the conflict to end with no further loss of life and retribution".
1624: Ban Ki-moon: "I call on Col Gaddafi's forces to cease violence immediately and make way for peaceful transition."
1630: Ban Ki-moon says the UN, led by special advisor Ian Martin, has been planning over the last two to three months how to help reconstruction efforts in Libya. He will hold a meeting of regional organisations later this week. "The UN stands ready to provide all possible assistance to the Libyan people."
1630: Ban Ki-moon says it will be crucial for the Security Council to be as responsive as possible. He calls this a hopeful moment, but says there are also risks ahead.