Libya’s UNDP Head Discusses UN-Projects in Benghazi


On Sunday, the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Libya (UNDP), Gerardo Noto held a meeting with Mayor of Benghazi, Saqr Boujwari to review the current projects implemented by the UN body in the city.

According to the municipality’s statement, Gerardo stressed the importance of joint coordination on the projects. UNDP also donated three ambulances to the municipality in support of clinics and health centers in Benghazi. Boujwari praised the work carried out by UNDP in Benghazi, emphasising that the projects will help improve the lives of residents.

In August 2020, the European Union provided €10 million Euros in additional funding for the new UNDP SUSC initiative, for the stability, unity, and social cohesion of Libya. It aims to support peaceful dialogue and reconciliation throughout the country.

Given the EU’s new funding, the initiative will continue to support three complementary projects in place: the Stabilisation Facility in Libya, the National Reconciliation Project, and the Local Elections Project. A new project to prevent violent extremism is also set to be introduced.