Stephanie Williams served as United Nations deputy special representative for political affairs (2018-20) and acting special representative of the secretary-general (2020-21), at the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Before joining the United Nations, Stephanie spent 24 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. Her last assignment prior to her retirement in 2018 was chargé d’affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli (Libya External Office). She also served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. missions in Iraq (2016-2017), Jordan (2013-2015), and Bahrain (2010-2013), and as a senior adviser on Syria (2017), among other foreign service assignments.
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Why There’s Hope for Libya
Libya now has a unified national government that resulted from a peaceful transition of power and handover by the two rival governments. Two top U.N. envoys to Libya say they could have hardly imagined this development a year ago when they were serving in the United Nations.