The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General, Stephanie Williams, announced Saturday launching the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s (LPDF) Advisory Committee, expressing gratefulness to the LPDF members for their active and constructive participation.
UNSMIL said in a statement that it had received a total of 28 nominations from the LPDF, commending the enthusiasm demonstrated by the LPDF members in the nomination process.
UNSMIL said that in line with the LPDF’s core principle of inclusivity, it had 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.
UNSMIL indicated that the Advisory Committee’s mandate will be strictly time-bound and its main mission would be to discuss outstanding issues related to the selection of a unified executive authority and to put forward concrete and practical recommendations upon which the plenary should decide.
It stressed that the national elections date of December 24, 2021 remains a sine qua non for UNSMIL, a guiding principle and unrenounceable goal.