Security Council to hold open briefing, closed consultations on Libya on Monday

Security Council to hold open briefing, closed consultations on Libya on Monday

June 26, 2022 - 22:01
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Security Council will convene on Monday for an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the situation in Libya, as the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peace-building Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, and a civil society representative are expected to brief the member states.

The Security Council Report website said an expected focus of Monday’s meeting will be Libya’s ongoing political turmoil stemming from the establishment of two rival government structures.

"Council members may wish to hear more from DiCarlo about the efforts of Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Libya Stephanie Turco Williams to mediate between both factions to chart a consensus-based path towards elections." It added.

It also said that another issue some Council members may raise, and seek updates on, will be the mission’s leadership, adding that several members may call for the swift appointment of a Special Representative for Libya

"Several Council members are likely to reiterate calls for a consensual path to holding long-delayed parliamentary and presidential elections; the need to refrain from actions that could deepen existing divisions and trigger conflict; and the withdrawal of foreign forces, fighters and mercenaries. Some members may also reiterate concerns about the level of human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law, including against refugees, migrants, human rights defenders and women." It indicated.

The website also said that Council members are expected to vote next month on a resolution renewing the mandate of UNSMIL, which expires on 31 July.