Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the end of assignment of Ms. Stephanie Williams, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Libya and former Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya
The Secretary-General wishes to express his sincere gratitude to Ms. Stephanie Williams, who has just concluded her assignment as his Special Adviser on Libya. He is thankful for her service to the organization and her dedication in pursuit of a solution to the political crisis in Libya.
Ms. Williams’ deep knowledge and experience of Libya, and her remarkable ability to foster conditions conducive for dialogue and consensus among all stakeholders, has led to key achievements in the political, security and economic dialogue tracks.
Ms. Williams made critical contributions to the signing of a nation-wide ceasefire agreement in October 2020, to the adoption of the political roadmap by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in November 2020, and to the unprecedented level of consensus achieved in the Joint Committee of the House of Representatives and the High State Council on a constitutional framework for elections.
The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned process to address outstanding challenges and ensure the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 1 August 2022