On Saturday, the United Nation Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced the establishment of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s Advisory Committee (LPDF). The statement added that the Mission received a total of 28 nominations from the LPDF. It commended 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’s statement noted.
The statement said the Committee’s mandate will be strictly time-bound, explaining that the Committee will discuss outstanding issues related to the selection of a unified executive and put forward concrete and practical recommendations upon which the plenary shall decide.
The statement pointed out that the UNSMIL’s Head, Stephanie Williams, is grateful to the LPDF’s members for their “active and constructive” participation. The Mission stressed that the national elections date of December 24, 2021 remains “a sine qua non for UNSMIL, a guiding principle and unrenounceable goal.”