Following six months of armed conflict in Libya in 2011, the United Nations established a political mission to support the country's transitional authorities in their post-conflict efforts.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), whose mandate was most recently renewed in resolution 2599 on 30 September 2021, until 31 January 2022, is primarily tasked by the Security Council with supporting an inclusive Libyan political process and security and economic dialogue through mediation and good offices, including supporting the implementation of the Libyan ceasefire agreement of 23 October 2020 and the political road map of 15 November 2020. In addition, UNSMIL is mandated to conduct human rights monitoring and reporting, support key Libyan institutions and efforts to secure uncontrolled arms, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, and coordination of international assistance.
The daily management of UNSMIL is supervised by Assistant Secretary-General and Mission Coordinator, Mr. Raisedon Zenenga. The mission is also present in Benghazi, Libya; Tunis, Tunisia; and Geneva, Switzerland.