New York

12 June 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Libya

The Secretary-General continues to follow closely the situation in Libya and stresses the importance of the peaceful and timely holding of elections on 25 June. 

The Secretary-General reaffirms the important role of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in providing technical assistance in support of building and reforming State institutions. He also commends UNSMIL’s work in the areas of good offices and facilitation of dialogue, which it carries out with impartiality and openness to all national parties concerned. He encourages all Libyans to remain engaged in the search for political solutions that would respond to the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people.

The Secretary-General reiterates his full support for his Special Representative, Tarek Mitri, as he leads UNSMIL’s work.