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United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Established: September 2011
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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 on 15 September 2020, is primarily tasked by the Security Council with supporting an inclusive Libyan political process and security and economic dialogue through mediation and good offices. 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 Mission is headed by Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Libya Ján Kubiš.



Special Envoy: Ján Kubiš

Assistant Secretary-General and Mission Coordinator: Raisedon Zenenga

Assistant Secretary-General, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator: Georgette Gagnon


National staff: 98

International staff: 210

UN Volunteers: 6

Total: 314