The top UN official for Libya said that an advisory committee for representatives of Libya's different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year.
A change in the UN’s approach and strategy is needed, not its personnel.
UN envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams heads online meeting of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum a week after talks in Tunisia failed to name an executive authority.
"Ten years of conflict cannot be resolved in one week," said acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams as delegates decide to resume talks online next week to discuss a reformed structure and role for the executive authority.
Participants at the talks in Tunisia "agreed that national elections should take place on 24 December 2021," acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams said.
Participants in Tunisia talks agree on a roadmap to elections that outlines steps to unite Libya's institutions, says UN envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams.
Rival Libyan factions meet for UN-led talks aimed at bringing lasting peace to their war-torn North African country and preparing for elections.
UN's Libya envoy Stephanie Williams says the government and Haftar's militia have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” noting that the thorny work to cement a ceasefire will continue.
"Mines and improvised explosive devices (planted) in or near homes have caused more than 100 victims," the UN mission in Libya has said in a statement.
Libya's UN-backed government launched Operation Peace Storm in March to counter attacks on the capital and recently regained strategic locations in a major blow to warlord Haftar's militia.
"There are violations by land, sea, and air," UN representative Stephanie Williams says, warning a fragile truce was hanging "by a thread" as daily life in the country worsens.
The UN is working with the Libyan authorities to transfer control of prisons from armed groups to trained professionals.
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