Member of the Supreme Security Committee during a graduation ceremony on 4 July 2012
Since the inception of the Mission, UNSMIL has advised and assisted Libyan efforts to enhance public safety. To address the challenges of security sector governance and provide greater support to the Libyan authorities, UNSMIL established the Security Sector Advisory and Coordination Division (SSACD) on 1 July 2012. The Division advises the Libyan authorities on the formulation of policy in the security sector, provides some technical assistance and, where appropriate, helps to coordinate international efforts in the security sector. Working in close consultation with the UN Country Team, UNSMIL provides support across six inter-related and cross-cutting areas: national security architecture, arms and ammunition management (including non-proliferation), police development, defence/military reform, border security, and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of members of armed groups. Following inter-governmental conferences in Paris (2013) and Rome (2014), strengthening the security sector has been re-affirmed as a priority for the Libyan Government.