The UN Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the renewal of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya’s (UNSMIL) mandate, on Thursday.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan will present a briefing regarding Libya, according to the Council’s work program, published on the United Nations website.
On 20 April, the UN Security Council held a closed meeting to discuss the Libyan crisis. Council members showed their continuing divisions, especially over the appointment of a new Special Envoy for the country.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General stated that the Security Council held consultations on Libya. He added that it was briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary Dicarlo.
Dujarric noted that the Security Council also heard a briefing by the UN Representative and Coordinator of the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland on Libya, and the general regional situation.
Libya’s political process has broken down again this year, after the collapse of elections scheduled for December. This prompted the eastern-based Parliament to appoint a new government, led by Fathi Bashagha.
The existing administration of Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, has refused to quit and remains entrenched in Tripoli. This has risked a return to fighting, and threatened territorial divisions between rival factions.
Recently, member of the House of Representatives (HoR) and of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), Sayyeda Al-Yaqoubi, criticised the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
In a tweet, Al-Yaqoubi said, “the United Nations (UN) is an actual partner in the corruption of the government of Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, with its silence on theft and waste of public money, and its support for not handing over power to the government of stability.”