The meeting was organized by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was also attended by representatives of UN member states, regional organizations and UN Agencies, Funds and Program working on plans to support the unity government.
The work of the Libyan experts under the umbrella of this Forum will guide the international community in refining a common vision and approach to support unified State institutions, and to prepare the ground for long-term revival and development of Libya’s international cooperation.
“It is necessary to affirm that the international community is ready to support Libya through bilateral or multilateral cooperation,” Mr. Al-Za’tari said. “It is up to Libya and the international community to determine the shape and form of this cooperation to ensure coordination and avoid harmful competition,” the Deputy Special Representative for Libya added.
Participants agreed to reconvene in December 2015 for a follow-up meeting.