The UN Special Envoy to Libya, Acting Stephanie Williams, announced the establishment of the Advisory Committee emanating from the Political Dialogue Forum, expressing her gratitude to the Forum members for their “constructive” participation.
In a statement Saturday, the envoy said that she had received a total of 28 nominations and recommendations from the forum, adding that the UN mission decided to expand the advisory committee to 18 members in order to “ensure a wide geographical and political diversity and the participation of women, youth and cultural components.”
She explained that the mandate of the advisory committee is “strictly time-bound” and its main task will be “to discuss the outstanding issues related to the selection of the unified executive authority, and to present concrete and practical recommendations for the decision of the plenary session of the forum.”
The statement stressed that the date for the national elections on December 24, 2021 remains a “constant matter” for the UN mission, stressing that it is “a guiding principle and a goal that cannot be abandoned.”
The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Stephanie Williams, announces the establishment of the Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum
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And Williams had reported at the end of December that “some positive progress was made on the various tracks” in efforts to find a political settlement to the Libyan crisis.