HD Submits Libyan National Conference’s Public Consultations Report to UNSMIL
Tripoli, 6 November 2018 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, received today the final report on the consultative phase of the Libyan National Conference process. The report, prepared by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), presents the findings of the nationwide public consultations which took place from April to July 2018. The report’s conclusions will form the foundation of the upcoming National Conference (alMultaqa alWatani).
Overall, 77 peaceful public consultation meetings were convened across all segments of Libyans society in more than 40 locations all over Libya, as well as with diaspora groups resident abroad. Over 7.000 Libyans participated, either physically in the consultative meetings or via digital platforms such as the conference’s website and Facebook pages, while millions of others followed the process through social or traditional media.
The document highlights the main points of consensus reached during the consultation meetings and demonstrates the unity that exists between Libyans on key issues relating to their government, security and defence, as well as the direction they want their country to take.
“This report is the culmination of a truly inclusive and transparent process which has been central to shaping my views of the situation in Libya,” SRSG Salamé said. “The principles it outlines can be the building blocks of a national deal to help bring Libya out of its current crisis.”
The SRSG intends to share the report’s key findings with the UN Security Council during his 8 November briefing. A full version of the report will be made public following the briefing.