The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya for another year.

Resolution 2702, which won the unanimous support of the 15-member council, urged Libyan political institutions and key parties to resolve the outstanding political issues on the road to elections as soon as possible.

In this context, it called on stakeholders to engage with the UN Special Representative in negotiations to deliver free, fair, transparent, and inclusive elections that would lead to a unified Libyan Government.

The 15-member organ also urged all parties to refrain from violence and other actions that could escalate tensions and undermine the political process.

Expressing concern about the humanitarian impact of the September flooding that hit eastern Libya, the council called on the Libyan authorities and relevant stakeholders to allow and facilitate full, safe, and unhindered humanitarian access to those in need, as it underscored the need for a coordinated national platform, supported by UNSMIL, to release funds for long-term reconstruction efforts.