Libya: Security Council endorses UN plan on restarting political process
10 October 2017 – The Security Council today endorsed the United Nations’ action plan to resume an inclusive political
process in Libya.
In a Presidential Statement, the 15-member body strongly urged
all Libyans to work together in a spirit of compromise and to engage constructively in the inclusive political process
set out in the UN action plan, which was presented at a high-level event in New York on 20 September 2017.
Regarding the measures set out in the action plan, the statement said that the Council “looks forward to further
sequential implementation” of the plan, ahead of the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections within a year.
The Council also reaffirmed that the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), which was signed in December 2015, “remains the
only viable framework” to end the Libyan political crisis, and that any attempt by Libyan parties to undermine the
Libyan-led, UN-facilitated political process is unacceptable.
Welcoming recent efforts to strengthen an inclusive political dialogue among all Libyans, including important efforts by
Libya’s neighbours, international partners and regional organizations, the Council stressed that “all such initiatives
should be consolidated under the leadership of the UN.
In that regard, the Council emphasised the imperative for all Member States to support the primacy of the UN mediation