The Security Council adopted its resolution 2702 on 30 October 2023 by which it renewed the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through 31 October 2024, as set out in resolution 2542 (2020) and paragraph 16 of resolution 2570 (2021).

The Security Council, in resolution 2542 (2020), and in paragraph 16 of 2570 (2021), tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to:

  • Facilitate an inclusive Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process supported by the international community including holding free, fair, transparent and inclusive national and parliamentary elections as soon as possible.
  • Work with Libyan institutions and authorities to ensure full, equal, effective and meaningful and safe participation of women at all levels, including in leadership positions, and in all decision-making relating to inclusive political processes, democratic transition, reconciliation efforts, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
  • Help consolidate the governance, security, and economic arrangements, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions.
  •  Help to facilitate the ceasefire and, once it is agreed with Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation.
  • Coordinate and engage closely with international actors, including neighboring countries and regional organizations to support a comprehensive national dialogue and reconciliation process.
  • Provide support to key Libyan institutions.
  • Monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict and violations and abuses against children.
  • Provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation.
  • Under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2025, coordinate and support the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, particularly for refugees and migrants in accordance with humanitarian principles.
  • Implement the recommendations of the UNSMIL Independent Strategic Review including strengthening its strategic communications approach.