After the consultations, Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Martin Kobler will hold a press stake-out following his briefing to the Security Council.
Libya has been in a state of turmoil since 2011 when long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown by Western-supported Islamic extremists after several months of unrest.
On March 31, 2016, the efforts by the international community to end the Libya crisis led to the establishment of a UN-backed unity government — Government of National Accord (GNA).
The GNA, however, has been struggling to assert its authority. Recently, the Libyan National Army launched a surprised attack and took full control of Libya’s oil crescent.