UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council has begun discussions on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons proposal to set up a UN mission to provide support to the new authorities in Libya as they seek to rebuild the North African nation following this years conflict. Opposition forces rose up against the regime of Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi in February as part of a wider pro-democracy movement across North Africa and the Middle East. The secretary-general has repeatedly stressed the need to respond rapidly to requests from the Libyan transitional authorities for assistance after the regime is ousted and the conflict comes to an end.