UN Security Council extends UNSMIL mandate


The UN Security Council has decides to extend the mandate of its Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until June 15th 2016, according to the UN resolution on Tuesday.

The UN resolution aims to provide assistance to Libya and help it form the Government of National Accord (GNA).

“[The resolution] decides to extend until 15 June 2016 the mandate of UNSMIL, as set out in paragraph 12 of resolution 2238 (2015), under the leadership of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General [Martin Kobler],” the text of the resolution reads.

The resolution also orders the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to report within 60 days following consultations with the Libyan authorities on recommendations for UNSMIL’s support to the Libyan transition process.

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