Ban Ki-moon. The UN General Secretary has high hopes for Libya
United Nations General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon marked the first anniversary of . . .[restrict]the start of their revolution by calling on all Libyans to work together towards transition to a democracy founded on justice, the rule of law, transparency and an inclusive political process.
Ban said Libyans now stand “within reach of a democratic future which one year ago seemed only a distant dream”.
He pledged the continued assistance of the United Nations, which has a political support mission, UNSMIL, here during the current transition period, helping organise the election of the national congress and its subsequent task of drafting a new constitution.
A UN spokesman added : “The Secretary-General urges all Libyans to stand together in a spirit of reconciliation; to insist that a revolution in the name of human rights must not be tarnished by abuses, but must bring about justice through rule of law; and to ensure that women, youth and civil society as a whole are encouraged to play their full part in the development of transparent, inclusive and accountable institutions.
“The transition to democracy is a period of great challenges, but it is also a time of opportunities to build a new
Libya that honours the sacrifices of its people in their struggle for freedom”. [/restrict]