On the Way to Reconciliation: Addressing Arbitrary Detentions in Libya
On the Way to Reconciliation: Addressing Arbitrary Detentions in Libya

UNDP and UNSMIL organized a two-day workshop in Tunis to address issue of arbitrary/prolonged detention in Libya in the framework of national reconciliation. More than 40 Libyan stakeholders, including mayors, municipal representatives, officials, prosecutors, representatives of the judicial police and civil society, participated in the workshop.

European Union and UNDP Invest in Resilience in Libya Counting on Tatweer Research to Boost Entrepreneurs
European Union and UNDP Invest in Resilience in Libya Counting on Tatweer Research to Boost Entrepreneurs

UNDP Libya and Tatweer Research have reached an agreement to partner and invest in the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Libya. This first-of-its-kind landmark project, part of a three-year EU-funded initiative to be implemented by UNDP, aiming to help local authorities in Libya to improve access to essential services, create jobs and commercial opportunities, and increase security for its people.

Schools in Ubari Get Ready to Welcome Back Their Students
Schools in Ubari Get Ready to Welcome Back Their Students

Alhaj Ali used to study at Althanwya High School which was badly damaged during the clashes in Ubari in 2014. The school was closed and now he is temporary a student at the Jeel Al-Sa’ad School. The renovation undertaken by the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) led by the Government of National Accord and implemented by UNDP will allow Alhaj go back to his school, Althanwya, for the next academic year.

Libyan Supreme Committee for the Return of Displaced Persons Discussed Its Role in Reconciliation Process
Libyan Supreme Committee for the Return of Displaced Persons Discussed Its Role in Reconciliation Process

A two-day workshop addressing internal displacement issues within a national reconciliation framework concluded last Thursday in Tunis. Organized by UNDP and UNSMIL, the training drew participants from the Supreme Committee for the Return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to discuss the establishment of a resettlement commission, reparation programs and funding mechanisms that could improve relations and mutual understanding between displaced persons and outreach mechanism.

Dormitories Renovated for Heroes in Benghazi
Dormitories Renovated for Heroes in Benghazi

The Civil Defense Unit is the only institution in Benghazi that responds to natural and man-made disasters. Its role became vital as the crisis in Libya became worse. With UNDP support, The Stabilization Facility for Libya has renovated the dormitories of the Civil Defense Unit of the Libyan National Safety Authority.

Libyan Municipalities Plan to Communicate about Hope
Libyan Municipalities Plan to Communicate about Hope

Seven communications officers from Kikla, Obari, Sabha and Sirte municipalities have completed a specialized training in strategic communication held in Tripoli from 14 to 17 August. Organized by the Stabilization Facility for Libya project (SFL), led by Government of National Accord (GNA) and implemented by UNDP, the four-day workshop brought the participants the opportunity to learn more about how to communicate with the citizens.

Benghazi Radiotherapy Hospital: Ready to Function Again
Benghazi Radiotherapy Hospital: Ready to Function Again

“Missiles had fallen on the building destroying many offices and treatment areas. The electrical system was damaged as well, and the furniture was ruined. A lot of equipment was stolen. We were devastated,” declared a medical physicist, Dr. Hussein Alfaituri. Determined to reopen and begin treating patients again, the hospital set out the rehabilitation's works with the help of the Stabilization Facility for Libya project supported by UNDP.

Renewing Treatments and Hopes in Benghazi
Renewing Treatments and Hopes in Benghazi

Adel Mehdewi lives in Benghazi. He has been suffering from kidney failure for four years. Adel will rely on the dialysis treatment he receives from the Benghazi Kidney Center until he can receive a transplant. “It’s a difficult illness to deal with,” said Adel. “If we don’t receive treatment, it will cost us our life, and with the situation in Libya, getting treatment has become harder than ever.”

Bolstering Health System in Guwarsha and Education in Garyounis
Bolstering Health System in Guwarsha and Education in Garyounis

In early July, the Jeel Al-Wa’ad High School principal, Mustafa Ali, received full of hope a contractor’s team, which will be in charge of the rehabilitation of the school in Garyounis. “Educational institutes are a big priority for renovation,” said Mr. Ali. “We have to make sure that our youth receive an education despite the situation.”

Upholding the Healers of Benghazi’s Unseen Wounds
Upholding the Healers of Benghazi’s Unseen Wounds

In Benghazi, the conflict has left behind a considerable amount of destruction. Much of the city's built environment has been damaged or destroyed. However, the invisible devastation caused by the fighting is just as great, if not more so, than that which is noticeable. Over the past three years, the eyes of the Benghazi’s citizens have been forced to witness the savage disintegration of the place they call home. According to a study conducted by the Libyan Organization for Psychology, the number of people who require psychiatric care has reached unprecedented numbers in the city.

 Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital
Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital

After the conflict, one of the main challenges Al-Kwayfia Hospital was facing when trying to aid the local inhabitants and newcomers was the power shortage. The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supported by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) provided Al-Kwayfia hospital not only with a generator but with an innovative and definitive energy solution: solar panels.

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

"Experience and dedication". The UNDP Executive Board welcomes the appoint of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

Ambulances transferred to Sirte aim to improve access to critical healthcare services

The President of the Presidential Council of Libya HE Fayez Al-Sarraj, met with Ms Maria do Valle Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UN Resident Coordinator (UNSMIL) for Libya, in Tripoli, who handed over titles for ten ambulances for Sirte.

The Stabilization Facility for Libya

Led by the Government of the National Accord (GNA), supported by UNDP and the international community, the Stabilization Facility for Libya aims to help the GNA to demonstrate its value to the country’s citizens in providing visible and tangible results for the population at the local level. Support aims at rehabilitating critical infrastructure; boosting the capacity of local authorities to address the needs of the population; and enhancing local mediation and conflict resolution capacities.