United Nations: Stephanie Williams to start work from Tripoli within days

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 07 Dec 2021, 11:45 AM
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U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced on Monday the appointment of Stephaine Williams as Special Advisor, saying she "did a spectacular job when she was in office, and we are delighted that she accepted the offer to return.”

He said she will return to Tripoli as special adviser “and will start in the coming days,” which “ensures that we will have the leadership in place during this very critical month of December.”

As head of the U.N. mission in Libya, Williams will also pursue implementation of the intra-Libyan dialogue on political, security and economic issues, said Dujarric.

This appointment, which falls within the powers of Antonio Guterres as Secretary General and does not require official approval from the 15 members of the Security Council, unlike the post of envoy,  and spares the United Nations an embarrassing vacuum with the approach of the presidential elections on December 24, which are supposed to turn the page of the decade-long war.


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