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UN Security Council to discuss Libya on August 24

UN Security Council to discuss Libya on August 24

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to discuss the situation in Libya at the end of this month, according to the council’s agenda for August.

The Security Council will hold a briefing followed by consultations regarding the country on Wednesday, August 24.

Both the briefing and subsequent consultations will focus the internationally imposed sanctions on the country as well as the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Last Thursday, the Security Council voted to extend the mandate of UNSMIL for three months. The short extension was a result of Russian objections who insist that a new UNSMIL head is chosen before it agrees to a longer extension.

Stephanie Williams, who led the U.N.-sponsored peace process in Libya as special advisor, left her post earlier this week. The U.N. is yet to decide on a replacement or name a special envoy to lead UNSMIL.