Libyan Mayors share their recommendations with LPDF

20 Nov 2020

Libyan Mayors share their recommendations with LPDF

Within the preliminary consultative track of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya held, during the month of October, four consultative sessions through visual communication technique with a number of municipal mayors about the current political dialogue, and the importance of the role of municipalities in providing services and economic stability.

In these advisory sessions, 33 mayors from different regions of Libya participated in the east, west and south of the country. The main points of these meetings focused on communicating the message of the municipalities and their proposals to get out of this crisis and to find a mechanism to ensure the activation of the local government law and the achievement of economic development at the municipal level.

These sessions began with a briefing by the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Ms. Stephanie Williams, who reviewed the latest developments in the economic, military and political track, as well as in the fields of human rights and international humanitarian law. Williams answered the deans' inquiries and questions and listened to their demands and recommendations that they wish to deliver to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.

The mayors agree with a number of demands, the most important of which is working to unify state institutions, preparing the appropriate climate for the success of the electoral process and the referendum on the constitution, also providing financial resources to municipalities and activating the local administration law, to achieve economic and social stability at the country level.

At two occasions, the mayors' concerns and deliberations were shared with the LPDF delegates: on 26 October in a first virtual prepatory meeting, five mayors representing the three regions had the occasions to brief the LPDF. Also, following a series of subsequent meetings and discussions with the extended group of mayors across Libya, the mayors' also expressed their demands and concerns in a written contribution to the LPDF, from which key parts were once more presented to the LPDF.

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