Security Council Distr.: General 3 October 2019
Resolution 2491 (2019)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 8631st meeting, on 3 October 2019
The Security Council, Recalling its resolutions 2240 (2015), 2312 (2016), 2380 (2017) and 2437 (2018) and its Presidential Statement of 16 December 2015 (S/PRST/2015/25), Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya, Welcoming the Secretary-General’s report of 5 September 2019 (S/2019/711), Mindful of its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security under the Charter of the United Nations, Welcoming the measures that have been taken to implement resolution 2240 (2015) and encouraging their continuation, Reaffirming the necessity to put an end to the ongoing proliferation of, and endangerment of lives by, the smuggling of migrants and trafficking of persons in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, and, for these specific purposes, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, 1. Condemns all acts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya, which undermine further the process of stabilisation of Libya and endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of people; 2. Decides to renew the authorisations as set out in paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2240 (2015), for a further period of twelve months from the date of adoption of this resolution, reaffirms paragraph 11 thereof and otherwise reiterates its resolutions 2240 (2015), 2312 (2106), 2380 (2017) and 2437 (2018) and its Presidential Statement S/PRST/2015/25; 3. Renews the reporting requests set out in paragraph 17 of its resolution 2240 (2015) from the date of adoption of this resolution, and requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council six months and eleven months after the adoption of this resolution on its implementation, in particular with regards to the implementation of paragraphs of 7 to 10 of its resolution 2240 (2015);
4. Expresses its intention to continue to review the situation and consider, as appropriate, renewing the authority provided in this resolution for additional periods; 5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.