The Minister of Local Government, Badr Al-Deen Al-Toumi, discussed with UN officials a UN proposal to establish a recovery and sustainable development facility run by the United Nations in Libya.

The discussion came during a meeting for Al-Toumi and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Georgette Gagnon, with the participation of the UNDP Resident Representative, and the program team in Libya, in addition to representatives of other major government institutions.

According to a statement by the UNDP, the attendees reviewed examples of similar successful experiences in Iraq, Uzbekistan and other countries. It explained that the meeting provided an opportunity to better understand how trust funds administered by the UN work in crisis contexts, in cooperation with development partners.

Other experts from the UNDP Regional Office for Arab States and the United Nations Office of Multi-Partner Trust Funds also participated in this meeting to review the mechanisms of the proposed facility.

According to the UN program, this facility is a way for allocating resources in a coordinated, systematic and sustainable manner in order to advance recovery efforts and coordinated reconstruction in Derna and other areas affected by floods in the short and medium term.

This new facility is understood that it will enable the Libyan government, its development partners, and the UN to make strategic investments in line with the sustainable development goals and the UN Framework for Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development, which is a joint project between the UN, the international community, and the government. In the long term, it is expected that this facility will become a major means of establishing other reconstruction funds in Libya.