UNDP head describes situation in Libya as "catastrophic"

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UNDP head describes situation in Libya as "catastrophic"

January 13, 2019 - 13:08
Written by: SafaAlharathy

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner described the current situation in Libya as catastrophic, as a result of the political vacuum.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Steiner accused some groups of exploiting the disorder to earn illegal money, saying these groups would not allow a genuine democratic process, to protect their interests.

Steiner added that the United Nations can not force the warring parties under the threat of arms to respect the rule of law, stressing that local parties must have the intention to come to the negotiating table.