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UNSMIL to convene LPDF in Switzerland to endorse Libyan constitutional basis

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya announced, on Saturday, its intention to hold a direct meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Switzerland, from June 28 to July 1.

In a statement, the mission said that this meeting “is an opportunity for the forum’s members to develop proposals that will facilitate the holding of national elections on December 24, 2021, especially with regard to the constitutional basis necessary for the elections.”

Prior to the meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, the mission will hold a meeting of the advisory committee emanating from the forum from June 24 to 26 in Tunis, in a preparatory meeting to help facilitate discussions of the forum’s plenary session, by preparing practical mechanisms that will advance discussions and build consensus, including the decision-making process.

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya renewed his call to all concerned parties, including members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, to respond to the aspirations of the Libyan people and work to expedite the completion of the constitutional base and legal framework necessary for the elections.

The Special Envoy also reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to holding national elections on December 24, 2021, as stipulated in the road map approved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, and as stated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2570 (2021).

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