UNSMIL congratulates the Libyan people on Independence Day, and urges them to consolidate efforts towards National Elections
24 December 2020 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulates all Libyans inside the country and in the diaspora on the 69th anniversary of Libya's Independence Day.
Libyans celebrate this national occasion today with one year to go before national elections planned on 24 December 2021, as put forth in the roadmap endorsed by the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). UNSMIL seizes this opportunity to stress the importance of building on the positive progress achieved by the Libyans in the various intra-Libyan tracks to end the brutal fighting; move forward with the full implementation of the comprehensive Ceasefire Agreement; strengthen confidence-building measures; and, steadily work towards further improvements in the economic sector.
While the Mission calls on Libyans to consolidate their efforts and take courageous steps towards national reconciliation, and to look forward to a bright future for all Libyans to live in peace and prosperity, it affirms its full commitment to assisting the Libyan people in building their unified state.
The Mission will continue to work with all parties to protect the Libyan people and Libya's resources, realize the democratic legitimacy of its national institutions; restore the country's sovereignty; and, end foreign interference.