Fire Engine delivered to Kikla municipality

A fire engine was delivered to the people of Kikla in southwestern Libya, part of a two million-dollar assistance package that also includes the main hospital, a technical institute, schools and municipality buildings. The fire engine is necessary to bring an aspect of safety back to the town which is located about 150...

Stabilization Facility for Libya Gets One-Million Dollar Donation from Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea has contributed US$ one million dollars to assist in speedy rehabilitation projects in Libya that will improve vital basic services to the citizens. The donation is a valuable contribution to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), an initiative of the Libyan Government of National Accord...

UNDP kick starting the stabilization facility programme in Libya

June 06, 2016, Tunis, Tunisia: UNDP Libya Country Director (CD), Noura Hamladji visited Libya to kick starting the stabilization facility programme for Libya.  Accompanied by Programme Coordinator and Stabilization Facility project manager, the CD discussed with Municipality of Kikla to start the assessment on...

The Netherlands and UNDP sign a Cost Sharing Agreement for 2 million Euros for the Stabilization Facility for Libya

June 04, 2016: Tunis, Tunisia: The Netherlands and UNDP signed an Agreement for two million euros towards the Stabilization Facility for Libya. The cost sharing agreement comes following the decision of the Stabilization Facility for Libya Project Board to initiate a quick assessment in Benghazi, Kikla and Obari. The...

Stabilization Facility for Libya Endorses Benghazi, Obari and Kikla for a Quick Assessment

  Tunis, 27 May 2016 - The Stabilization Facility for Libya Project Board met this morning in Tunis under the leadership of HE Dr. Taher Al-Jehaimi, Minister of Planning and Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, the Deputy SRSG and UNDP Resident Representative, as well as the Ambassadors or representatives of the EU, Germany, Italy,...

UNDP Libya launches the Stabilization Facility Plan for Libya during the Senior Officials meeting in Tunis

Tunis, 12 April 2016 - The Stabilization Facility for Libya was launched today at the Senior Officials’ Meeting in Tunis in the presence of H.E. Dr. Taher Al-Jehaimi, Minister of Planning in the Libyan Government of National Accord, Mr. Rüdiger König, Director General of Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Peace Building in...

Libyan experts discuss aid coordination mechanisms

Tunis, Tunisia, November 25, 2015:  Libyan experts start to discuss aid coordination mechanisms in Libya. The consultation meeting supported by UNDP and UNSMIL has brought together Libyan technical experts and civil servants in key state institutions involved in aid coordination. The two days meeting will discuss the...

UNDP and UNSMIL Train HNEC Staff as BRIDGE Facilitators

17 September 2015 – Twenty-two electoral staff from Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) completed a BRIDGE Training of Facilitators administered by the UN Electoral Support Team to Libya, which brings together resources from UNSMIL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The training...

Libyan CSOs sign agreement to kick off projects for UNDP Civic Engagement Grant Fund Phase II

A group of Libyan Civil Society Organizations signed agreements with UNDP Libya last month as part of the Civic Engagement Grant Fund (CEGF) Phase II, officially kicking off activities for their projects across the country. The 14 selected CSOs were invited to the agreement signing on 31 August 2015 as part of...

UNDP continues to support the constitutional process in Libya

As part of its support to the constitution drafting assembly, UNDP in coordination with UNSMIL and in collaboration with the Benghazi Research and Consulting Centre organised a workshop for the members of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA). Under the guidance of constitutional experts, CDA members...

Netherlands and UNDP join hands in support of women’s empowerment in Libya

September 7, 2015. Tunis, Tunisia: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Dutch Embassy signed cost sharing agreement in support of the efforts to empower women in Libya.  According to the Agreement signed today in the Dutch Embassy, the Netherlands Government will contribute a fund to...

UNDP launches Phase II of Civic Engagement Grant Fund: New themes draw greater number of Libyan CSOs

UNDP announced the launch of phase two of its Libyan Civic Engagement Grant Fund (CEGF) and opened the call for proposals to Libyan civil society organizations to continue their work on civic education across the country. Phase two of the CEGF was officially launched on 18 May2015 in Tunis, in the presence of...

Libyan Civil Society Organizations Mapping launched:

Tunis, Tunisia, 19 May 2015 - UNDP and UNICEF jointly launched the Libyan Civil Society Organizations’ mapping report providing a detailed database with information on the nature of activities in the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata, Zawiya and Zuwara. The results will serve as a useful reference for relevant...

Libyan youth advocacy campaign for the Constitutional Demands launched

Tunis, 18th May 2015 – Representatives of the Libyan youth from all regions of the country launched a campaign to advocate for their Constitutional Demands. A workshop “Finding Our Future: Libyan Youth Demands for the Constitution, held in Tunis from 11th to 16th of May, built on previous experiences of the...

The UN and High National Elections Commission of Libya Cooperate on Management of Key Electoral Datasets

02 March 2015 - This week, 13 electoral staff from the High National Elections Commission of Libya (HNEC) and experts from the UN Electoral Support Team to Libya, which includes capacities from UNSMIL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are coming together in Djerba, Tunisia for a technical...

Libyan Women Articulate Demands for the Constitution

Cairo, Egypt, 3 November, 2014: The United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and UN WOMEN organized a meeting on “Libyan Women’s Demands for the Constitution”. The meeting is being held in Cairo, Egypt from 1st to 4th of November. 2014. The...

United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Libya launched humanitarian appeal

Tunisia, September 19, 2014:  The UN Country Team (UNCT) Libya launched a flash Humanitarian Appeal to Libya on September, 2014.  The appeal calls for support in five main areas namely, protection, food security, health, social infrastructure, education and mine action.  During launching event, the Deputy Special...

Libyans vote for electing members of House of Representatives

June 25, 2014: Tripoli, Libya. Libyans are voting to elect new members of House of Representatives. Polling stations have opened at 8:00am across Libya for voting. The new parliament where 30 seats are allocated for women will have a total of 200 seats. Libyans in diaspora casted their votes on 16 June 2014. During...

Libya announces polling phase for new House of Representatives

June 21, 2014, Tripoli Libya: The High National Election Commission (HNEC) launches officially the polling phase for electing new members of the House of Representatives scheduled to take place nationwide on June 25, 2014. The announcement came during the launching event organized by HNEC on Saturday, June 21, 2014....

Supporting Women Candidates for House of Representatives in Libya

Tripoli June 21, 2014: UNDP provides training workshop for women candidates of the upcoming House of Representatives election scheduled to take place on June 25, 2014. The objective of the workshop is to equip the candidates with knowledge on election campaigns, the concepts on the role of parliament in transition...

Electoral Materials Arrive Ahead of National Elections

Tripoli, 15 June 2014 – Ballot papers, registration books and other electoral materials for the upcoming national elections arrived at Tripoli International Airport on Saturday 14 June 2014. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Selva Ramachandran, and Abubaker Mohammed Marda, member of Libya’s High...

UNDP supports the participation of Libya in global mine action meeting

April 11, 2014: UNDP supports the participation of Libya in the international meeting on mine action and convention on cluster munitions from 31 March to April 9/ 2014. This 17th International Meeting was jointly organized by the United Nations Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action and the Geneva International...

UNDP supports the capacity building efforts of the high judicial institution in Libya

March 29, 2014: Tripoli, Libya. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the High Judicial Institute of Libya organizes a two-day roundtable discussion (29 - 30 March) on judicial capacity building. The discussion focuses on identifying the challenges and the needs of the Institute related...

UNDP helps strengthening the independence of National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Libya

Tripoli, Libya, March 24, 2014: The United Nations Development Programme in Libya organized a seminar on “Strengthening the Independence of Libya’s Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights”. the seminar which is opened today is organized in cooperation with the National Council for Liberty and Human Rights in...

The new UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative presents his credentials to Libyan Government

Tripoli, Libya, March 18, 2013: The newly appointed Deputy Special Representative (DSRSG) and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme’s Resident Representative Mr Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed presents his...

UNDP Libya organizes human rights training workshop for Civil Society organizations

The United Nations Development programme in Libya (UNDP) in partnership with United Nations Support mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and in cooperation with the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR) organizes a four-day human rights training workshop from 16-20th of March 2014 for Civil Society...

The new UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative for Libya holds his first meeting with UNDP staff

Tripoli, Libya, March 18, 2013: The newly appointed Deputy Special Representative (DSRSG) and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme’s Resident Representative Mr Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed presents his...

Commemoration of the International Day of women in Libya

Tripoli, Libya: March 8, 2013: The United Nations Development programme in cooperation with United Nations Support Mission in Libya and the Libyan Women Forum marked the International Day for Women on March 8, 2014. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Equality for Women is Progress for all”.

Constitution-Making Process Workshop for Candidates of Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) in Libya

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organizes a series of workshops in partnership with UN Support Mission in Libya for 560 Candidates for Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) under a theme “Inclusive Constitution” from 1st–9th of February 2014 in the Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli

UNDP Country Director, Mr. Eric Overvest, Mr. Saleh Saeed Mohammed on behalf of Ministry of Local Government and Mr. El Sdek Omran Elrgeg, General Manager of the Historical Cities Authority
Income generating activities through the rehabilitation of historical old cities

The United Nations Development programme and the authority of historical cities of Libya- Ministry of Local Government signed a project document

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Encouraging women participation in elections for CDA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) organized training workshop from December 18-21, 2013 for women candidates for forthcoming elections in Libya. The objective of the training is to provide and equip women relevant advocacy and lobbying tools...

UNDP CD ( left) and UNESCO representative on the opening occasion of the training
UN Elections Team in Libya provides media training: “Promoting quality election media coverage”

As part of the capacity-building programmesto support the government, civil society and the media, the UN elections team in Libya comprising of the United Nations Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in cooperation with UNESCO is continuing the support of pre-election preparation activities in Libya.

UNDP Libya marks International Anti Corruption Day

Tripoli, Libya 09 December 2013. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya in cooperation with Libyan Transparency Association commemorated the International Anti Corruption Day.

I WANT ....IN MY CONSTITUTION

“Nabi F Dusturi” is an initiative supported by UNDP within its project Assistance to Building a Constitution in Libya. The initiative was launched in January 2013 as part of the “Open Dialogue for Libya’s New Constitution Towards an Inclusive and Democratic Social Contract” project, funded by UNDP and implemented by...

Supporting Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Libya

Demonstrating their strong commitment to the improvement of rule of law and access to Justice in Libya, the Ministry of Justice, represented by Libyan Minister of Justice Salah Marghani, and Georg Charpentier, UN's Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator in Libya signed on behalf of UNDP a project...

Training programme for 11 Libyan Judges in Kromeriz

  The Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic hosted an intensive training programme for 11 Libyan Judges from five different governorates; Tripoli, Sabha, Benghazi, Albidaa, and Darna at judicial training academy in Kromeriz. The programme aimed to share the experience of the Czech Republic with the Libyan...

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Out of Country Voting Workshop

  Tripoli, 24 September 2013: The High National Election Commission of Libya with support from the United Nations Electoral Support Team organized a sub-regional forum on out of country voting on 24-25 September 2013, titled “Out of Country Registration and Voting: Global Comparative Experiences for Libya, Tunisia...

UNDP and Ministry of Planning launch a workshop to support building the Libyan State

Tripoli, 28 April 2013: In Cooperation with the Ministry of Planning (MoP), UNDP Libya and through its Capacity Strengthening Initiative (CSI) project, organized a high level workshop on ''Development of Governmental Coordination Mechanisms'' on 28-29 April 2013 at Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli. Dr Mehdi Ghania, Minister of...

Access to Justice for All in Transitional Libya

  UNDP, in coordination with the Ministry of Justice and two civil society organizations launched a conference on "Access to Justice for All in Transitional Libya" in Tripoli on 22-23 April 2013. The conference brought together 143 participants including Government officials, members of the General National Congress,...

Opening of new facilities
New Laboratories and GIS Facilities Support the Environment General Authority

Libya has undergone a serious political change during 2011, and is currently going under intensive political and institutional reforms. The Environment General Authority is part of this development and changes, and has a new set of responsibilities and priorities to look after during the upcoming few months/years. In...

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Roundtable Discussion on Environment

On 13 December 2012 a round table discussion on environment and sustainable development took place with the overall aim of discussing with all concerned stakeholders, including the, Environment General Authority, the National Economic Development Board, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the General...

Human Rights Training for National Human Rights CSOs and Activists

The outbreak of the Libyan revolution in February 2011 has been followed by accusations of human rights violations by involved parties. This has added to the 42 years heritage of human rights violations committed by the previous regime. As a common feature of the Arab Spring Revolution, the huge accumulation of...

Building a sustainable democracy in Libya

A year ago, Khadija Baba would not have considered engaging in any independent civil society or political activities in her home town of Tripoli. Not only was such activity forbidden under the former regime in Libya, but it would have likely landed the university student in prison. Now, with support from the United...

Supporting Inclusivity in Libya’s National Congress Election: Out of Country Voting

On 3 July 2012, five days before most voters would go to the polls for Libya’s first democratic elections in decades, Mr. Nuri Khazuri presented his identification and was handed a ballot. A historic moment, Nuri was the first of nearly 1.77 million Libyans to vote in the National Congress election of 7 July, voting in...

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Libyans turn out to vote in landmark elections, women’s role lauded

Millions of Libyans went to the polls Sunday to vote in the country’s first free nationwide elections in nearly five decades, to select representatives to the General National Congress (GNC) which will serve as an interim parliament as they draft a new constitution. The 200-seat GNC replaces the National...

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Aspiring for a leadership role

For the first time in Libya´s history, 89 women candidates running for office in the Libyan National Assembly were chosen to participate in nationwide workshops organized by UNDP and supported by the Interim Government. The workshops are organized as part of UNDP’s support to civic education programme funded...