News Focus: Winds of change: North Africa & Middle East

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UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS)

Established by UN Security Council resolution 2043 of 21 April 2012 to monitor a cessation of armed violence in all its forms by all parties and to monitor and support the full implementation of the Joint Special Envoy’s six-point proposal to end the conflict in Syria.
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UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

Following six months of armed conflict in the North African country of Libya, the UN in September 2011 established a political mission to support the country's new transitional authorities in their post-conflict efforts.