Security Council urges Libyan parties to agree on government of national accord

A wide view of the Security Council in session. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A wide view of the Security Council in session. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Libya, 1 July 2015 – Reiterating that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya, the United Nations Security Council today urged the parties to the conflict to agree on a Government of National Accord and sign the proposal presented by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “in the coming days.”

“The members of the Security Council agreed that commitment to a Government of National Accord is in the interests of the Libyan people and their future, in order to end Libya’s political, security and institutional crises, and to confront the rising threat of terrorism,” says a statement to the press, welcoming the meeting of the participants in the Libyan political dialogue in Morocco that took place from June 25 to 28.

The Security Council, adds the statement, recognized the efforts made by all participants in the political dialogue and other tracks of the peace process, including civil society contributions, local-level ceasefires, prisoner exchanges and the return of internally displaced persons.

The members of the Council encouraged UNSMIL to advance relevant efforts for coordination of international assistance to a future Government of National Accord, reiterating their support for the ongoing efforts of Special Representative to the Secretary General Bernardino León.

Recalling its relevant resolutions, the members of the Security Council finally noted that the Sanctions Committee is prepared to sanction “those who threaten Libya’s peace, stability and security or that undermine the successful completion of its political transition.”