The UN Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily has expressed concern about the "unilateral and competing" initiatives that could hamper the reconstruction of Derna and other flood-affected areas.

 "These unilateral efforts are counterproductive, deepen the existing divisions in the country, impede reconstruction efforts, and are at odds with the outpouring of solidarity, support, and national unity shown by Libyan people from all corners of the country in response to the crisis," a statement by the UN mission on Monday said.

The mission called on all Libyan authorities and international partners to work towards a unified Libyan mechanism to lead the recovery and reconstruction efforts and to ensure transparency and accountability.

The statement also praised the example set by the High Financial Committee, which it said demonstrates that Libyan leaders and institutions can work together to make important decisions and address issues of national concern through existing platforms. 

Bathily urged Libya’s leaders to overcome divisions and provide concrete responses to the needs on the ground.

The statement emphasized that the impact of Storm Daniel highlights the importance of accelerating negotiations to break the political stalemate. In this regard imperative to expedite negotiations on breaking the political stalemate.

In this context, Bathily expressed his desire to receive the revised draft electoral laws and to facilitate an urgent discussion among the main Libyan stakeholders to reach a political settlement of all contested issues and agree on a pathway to elections that reflects the aspirations of the Libyan people.

On Saturday, a conference aimed at mobilizing efforts and funds to reconstruct the flood-affected areas was rescheduled from October 10 to November 1.

A committee formed by the eastern authorities announced the decision, stating that technical reasons caused the delay.