First Security Council briefing on Libya for Bathily on Monday 

The UN envoy and Head of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Abdoulaye Bathily will deliver his first briefing to the Security Council followed by closed consultations on UNSMIL on Monday, Security Council Report website has reported.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of UNSMIL Abdoulaye Bathily was appointed on September 02. He assumed his duties from Tripoli on October 14. 

Security Council members are expected to welcome the appointment of Bathily following a protracted and contentious process that lasted more than a year since the resignation of former Special Envoy Jan Kubis in November 2021.

When in Tripoli, Bathily noted that his priority was to “identify a consensual pathway towards the holding of inclusive and credible national elections, which should be held as soon as possible on a solid constitutional framework”.

The website said that the security situation in Libya is an expected focus of Monday’s briefing, in addition to the protracted political stalemate that continues to generate security threats, including fighting in Tripoli that erupted in late August. It also added that some members may seek to highlight the deteriorating living conditions across the country and the situation of migrants in Libya. 


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