UNSMIL Says LPDF Advisory Committee Reflects Broad Representation – Al Marsad

The UN Acting Envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, commended the role of members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) as its Advisory Committee came into being this weekend.

(Libya, 4 January 2021) – Stephanie Williams, in a statement this weekend, expressed her gratitude to the LPDF members for their “active and constructive” participation in the nomination process.

“We commend the enthusiasm demonstrated by the LPDF members in the nomination process,” the statement quoted her as saying.

Williams said that the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) received a total of 28 nominations from the LPDF, highlighting that the UNSMIL has expanded the membership of the Advisory Committee to 18 members to ensure broad geographical and political diversity as well as the participation of women, youth, and cultural components.

Furthermore, she added that the committee’s mandate will be “strictly time-bound” and its main mission shall be to discuss outstanding issues related to the selection of a unified executive and to put forward “concrete and practical recommendations” upon which the plenary shall decide.

Williams reiterated that the national elections date, set for 24 December 2021, remains a sine qua non for UNSMIL, “a guiding principle and non-renounceable goal”.

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