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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 assist the country's transitional authorities in their post-conflict efforts and support the Libyan people in their aspirations for peace, stability, and democratic governance.


The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), whose mandate was most recently renewed in resolution 2702 on 30 October 2023, through 31 October 2024, is primarily tasked by the Security Council with supporting an inclusive Libyan-owned Libyan-led political process, including to facilitate the conduct of elections. The mandate also includes supporting the implementation and monitoring of the Libyan Ceasefire Agreement of 23 October 2020. In addition, UNSMIL is mandated to conduct human rights monitoring and reporting and help consolidate the governance, security, and economic arrangements, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions.


Under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2025, UNSMIL, together with the UN Country Team in Libya, is tasked with coordinating and supporting the provision of essential services, and the coordination of international assistance.


The mission maintains a presence in Benghazi, Libya and Tunis, Tunisia.


Special Representative: Abdoulaye Bathily


National staff: 89

International staff: 210

UN Volunteers: 5

Total: 304