New York

31 October 2015

Note to Correspondents: In response to questions concerning the leadership of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

In response to questions concerning the leadership of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the Secretary-General reaffirms that his Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino Leon, remains fully engaged on his behalf in facilitating the Libyan Political Dialogue.

The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to reiterate his full confidence in Mr. Leon's efforts, aimed at supporting the Libyans to conclude the political dialogue process and form a Government of National Accord as soon as possible. The Secretary-General emphasizes that continuity will be paramount in any leadership transition.