Today, Libya is fragmented and polarized, mired in instability and insecurity. As a result, Libya is lacking a unified, representative and legitimate government able to exercise authority throughout the country and hold a monopoly over the use of force.
The international community has been trying to broker peace since 2014. The UN Sponsored National Conference has been a key endeavour in this context. The purpose of this conference is to bring together rival groups in an effort to find a long-lasting political solution to crisis. However, critics claim that this effort produced neither political consensus nor a well-articulated plan to address the country’s crisis efficiently.Download the Discussion Paper