The United Nations special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, has welcomed in a statement on Monday, the Road Map Document adopted by the Misrata/Tawergha Joint Committee in Geneva on 18 December 2015.
The Road Map includes principles and measures dealing with reparations for victims of human rights abuses; accountability for perpetrators; reconstruction of Tawergha, al-Kararim, Tomina and Karzaz; and the safe and voluntary return of Tawerghans to their homes.
“I am confident that the Road Map mutually agreed on by the Misratans and Tawerghans will serve as an inspiring example of what can be achieved through inclusive dialogue, to the benefit of both communities and to Libya as a whole”, Kobler said.
Kobler noted that the agreement shows that Libyans can overcome the most difficult legacies of conflict with courage and good will.
The Joint Committee was established in August on the basis of an agreement between the Municipal Councils of Misrata and Tawergha. The Committee members met several times between August and December 2015 in Tripoli, Tunisia and Geneva.
The governments of Germany and Switzerland supported the meetings in Tunisia and Geneva, facilitated by UNSMIL. The committee will continue its work in 2016.