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United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Established: September 2011
Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé shakes hand with a representative during a meeting with women activists in El Guba, Libya.
Special Representative Salamé meeting with women activists in El Guba, Libya. UN Photo/Abel Kavanagh

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 13 September 2018, is primarily tasked by the Security Council with supporting an inclusive Libyan political process and securityand 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 Ghassan Salamé, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya.



Special Representative: Ghassan Salamé

Deputy Special Representative: Stephanie T. Williams

Deputy Special Representative/Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator: Maria do Valle Ribeiro



National: 102

International: 210

UN Volunteers: 6

Total: 318