The strategy of the UNSMIL in Libya
The UN has one overriding aim in Libya: to create a unity government or Government of National Accord (GNA) which can then ask for military aid to fight the Islamic State, and for help to deal with migration to Europe.
|The first phase of UN strategy was to convene a Libyan Political Dialogue of various stakeholders including representatives of the two rival governments. The former internationally recognized government is the House of Representatives (HOR) based in Tobruk in the east of Libya. The rival government is the Tripoli or Salvation government of the General National Congress (GNC) based in Tripoli. The scheme was to have dialogue members come up with a Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) which would then be approved by both parliaments.|