UNSMIL Statement on the deployment of the Advance Team

4 Mar 2021

UNSMIL Statement on the deployment of the Advance Team

TRIPOLI, 4 March 2021 - In accordance with the Secretary-General’s recommendation in his report of 29 December 2020 and subsequent to the Security Council’s request of 4 February, the United Nations deployed a small advance team to Libya earlier yesterday. 

The advance team will help advance UN planning, in close consultation with the 5+5 Joint Military Commission, and provide the foundation for scalable United Nations support to the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned Ceasefire Monitoring Mechanism (LCMM). The team will also prepare inputs for the report that was requested by the Security Council. 

The advance team will report its findings to the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through the Assistant Secretary-General and UNSMIL Coordinator. 

The findings of the Team will inform the Secretar-General’s recommendations to the Security Council.