UNSC extends tenure of peacekeeping missions in Libya and Columbia

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The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of peacekeeping operations in Libya and Columbia by one more year.

The tenure of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), set up under the Libyan Political Agreement and the UN Action Plan for the country, has been extended till 15 September 2019. It is aimed at supporting an inclusive political process, through economic development and improvements in national security.

UNSC also decided that the mission would undertake other tasks such as supporting key national institutions, monitoring and reporting on human rights, coordinating international assistance and providing advice and assistance to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in its efforts to stabilize post‑conflict zones.

While extending the mandate of UN Verification Mission in Colombia, established in July last year, the 15 member Council reaffirmed its “full commitment” to the peace process in Colombia and expressed its willingness to work with the Government to further extend the mandate of the Verification Mission.a

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