UN launches and concludes Joint HOR/HCS Committee meeting in Cairo

Apr 13, 2022 | International actors

On 13 April, the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General (SASG) on Libya, Stephanie Williams, launched consultations of the Joint Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High State Council (HSC) in Cairo under the auspices of the UN, lasting until the 18 April. The aim of the talks was to determine the constitutional basis for fair, credible, transparent, and inclusive elections. According to the statement from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), this Joint Committee originated from Williams’ announcement of a joint HoR-HCS initiative on 3 March. On 19 April, Williams stated that delegates had agreed on the internal regulations governing the work of the Committee and had agreed to meet after Eid al-Fitr to continue the consultations. The UN stressed the need to build consensus between the two chambers in order to reactivate the electoral process.