Top UN envoy Jan Kubis for Libya resign

Jan Kubis, the top UN envoy for Libya, has resigned just a month before the country holds its crucial parliamentary and presidential elections, a spokesman confirmed. I can tell you that Kubis has tendered his resignation and the Secretary-General has accepted it with regret, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The Secretary-General is working on an appropriate replacement. We are all fully aware of the electoral calendar and are working as quickly as possible to ensure continuity of leadership, Dujarric told a daily press briefing.

Kubis is not leaving his post immediately and is expected to brief the Security Council on the situation in Libya on Wednesday, said the spokesman, who refused to say how long the envoy will stay.