UNSMIL said on Friday that it had facilitated a workshop of members from the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS) with military, security, and civil society actors on 9 and 10 January, advancing security sector reform and governance in Libya.

UNSMIL added on X platform that the workshop discussed the role of legislative bodies and civil society in security sector reform and the importance of coordination among all relevant actors. It also recognized the crucial role of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission in implementing the 2020 Ceasefire Agreement.

The workshop concluded with recommendations from the HoR and HCS participants, setting out principles and steps in the common pursuit of effective security reform in Libya.

The HoR and HCS participants were encouraged to explore the possibility of translating some of their key recommendations into legislation aimed at addressing current security challenges identified during the workshop.