Benghazi so Far: A View from Inside the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) | Ifi UN-Related Publication
UN-Related Publication | January 2013
Benghazi so Far: A View from Inside the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) by Georges Nasr
I joined the UN Support Mission in Libya, known by its acronym UNSMIL, in early 2012 as Head of Office in Benghazi. Established by Security Council resolution 2009, the Mission’s mandate is to support Libya’s democratic transition by facilitating political dialogue and delivering targeted technical support in the areas of electoral assistance, constitution drafting, human rights, transitional justice and public security. UNSMIL also has a mandate to support Libyan authorities in coordinating the flow of international assistance to each of these sectors and aligning it to the country’s emerging needs.