UN Security Council meeting on Libya

May 26, 2022 | International actors

On 26 May, the UN Security Council (UNSC) held a briefing on Libya where the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, expressed concern that ‘the protracted political impasse is having an increasingly negative impact on security’ in the country. She called for ‘a coordinated and constructive effort’ to prevent further politicisation and end the political stalemate. The French Ambassador to the UN stressed the ‘urgent need to resolve the executive power crisis’ and called on Libyan actors to engage in ‘a genuine dialogue to reach a viable political solution without delay’. China’s delegate to the UN called on the UN Secretary-General to appoint an African candidate as the UN Special Envoy at the earliest opportunity, while the UAE representative to the UN called for continuing dialogue and diplomacy, a politically impartial 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), and the unification of vital Libyan institutions.