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UN acting envoy forms LPDF Advisory Committee to end decision impasse

The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General, Stephanie Williams, announced Saturday night the establishment of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s (LPDF) Advisory Committee, saying she was grateful 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. 

“In line with the LPDF’s core principle of inclusivity, the Mission has 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 explained.

It 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. 

“The national elections date of December 24, 2021 remains a sine qua non for UNSMIL, a guiding principle and unrenounceable goal.” UNSMIL further emphasized.

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