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Security Council unanimously approves sending ceasefire monitors to Libya

The Uited Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the deployment of 60 ceasefire monitors to Libya.

The Security Council resolution that was passed on Friday also called on Libya’s Government of National Accord to prepare for free, fair and inclusive national elections in December, urging at the same time for the immediate removal of foreign forces and mercenaries from the country.

“Free, fair and credible elections will allow the Libyan people to elect a representative and unified government and reinforce the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya,” the resolution reads.

It also urged to ensure the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and the inclusion of youth in elections.

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s special envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, called on Libyan lawmakers on March 24 to pass necessary legislation by July “at the latest” so that elections can be held as planned, and Friday’s resolution says the legislation should be in place no later than July 1.

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