Security Council extends mandate for UN political mission in Libya through March 2015

Security Council extends UN mission in Libya until 31 March 2015. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

5 March 2015 – Having determined that the situation in Libya remains a threat to international peace and security and acting under Chapter VII of the Charter, the Security Council adopted unanimously today a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

The Council agreed that the Mission will remain under the leadership of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and will remain in full accordance with the principles of Libyan national ownership.

Under paragraph 6 of Council resolution 2144 (2014) the Mission’s mandate is to support Libyan Government efforts to ensure the transition to democracy, to promote the rule of law and monitor and protect human rights, to control unsecured arms and related materiel in Libya and counter their proliferation, and to build governance capacity, as part of a coordinated international effort and drawing on the comparative advantage of the United Nations country team.

The Council also decided to extend for the same duration the authorizations provided by and the measures imposed by resolution 2146 (2014) aimed at supporting Libya’s transition to democracy “as an immediate priority” by assisting a single, inclusive and transparent national dialogue, as well as electoral processes and the drafting of a new constitution.


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