Tripoli (UNA-OIC) – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it has accepted an invitation from Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) to provide support to the work of the HoR Committee during the meeting in Rome, Italy, from 26 to 29 July.
The acceptance of this invitation is in line with the Mission’s mandate to facilitate the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections on 24 December 2021 and provide electoral assistance as set out in UN Security Council Resolution 2570 (2021) and the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) Roadmap, UNSMIL said in a statement on Sunday.
The role of UNSMIL during this meeting will be to provide technical support and advice to the HoR Committee and the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in developing draft electoral laws, based on UN principles of electoral assistance and human rights principles.
The Mission stressed the importance of an inclusive electoral process and of including the High Council of State (HCS) in the preparation of the electoral laws, including during the meeting in Rome, in line with relevant provisions of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and the Tunis Roadmap regarding the preparation of the electoral legislation. It also urged the HoR and the HCS to act in goodwill towards these objectives and to coordinate in line with the relevant provisions of the LPA.