The Acting UN Envoy and Head of the United Mission Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams convened Wednesday the second virtual meeting of the second round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).
“Participants continued discussions and provided suggestions on selection modalities for the unified executive authority to implement the preparatory period leading to national elections to be held on December 24, 2021”. UNSMIL said in a statement.
Williams reminded the participants of the need to move forward with the process, stressing that “the situation in Libya remained fragile and dangerous” and described a country plagued by falling “standards of living” coupled with “ lack of services, economic deterioration, a severe banking crisis, divisions in sovereign and financial institutions” all of which, she added, were negatively “affecting average Libyans directly, a record number of whom are now in need of humanitarian assistance.”
Taking into consideration the concerns and difficulties raised by the participants with regard to the use of digital survey tools for the selection mechanisms and reiterating the need to move forward promptly with the dialogue process, Williams informed participants that the Mission would provide a working solution that would ensure transparency and confidentiality so as to finalize the discussions on the unified executive selection mechanism.