UN Stabilization Fund says invested over $95 million to support Libyan municipalities

UN Stabilization Fund says invested over $95 million to support Libyan municipalities

August 29, 2022 - 22:52
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Written By: MohamedAhmed

The United Nations Stabilization Fund announced that it has invested more than $95 million since 2016 to support municipalities and help the displaced people in Libya.

The fund's management clarified during its last meeting that it worked in 24 municipalities and helped them confront the Covid-19 epidemic by directing support to health, water and sanitation sectors in 2020.

The fund stated that it was able to improve the lives of more than 4.7 million Libyans, as the project facilitated community dialogue, supported reconciliation initiatives, and encouraged local elected officials and citizens to engage in collective decision-making.

The fund management held its last meeting, which includes the Ministry of Planning and the United Nations Development Program, in the presence of representatives of 13 international partners, to review the results achieved by the fund across the country during the past 6 years.

 Minister of Planning of the Government of National Unity, Youssef Al-Zaydani, said; "The fund has contributed to improving basic services and infrastructure in the municipalities."

Al-Zaydani reaffirmed ‘The ministry's readiness to contribute to the next programme for building peace based on the needs of the regions, and to lead this project in cooperation with other ministries and the international community.’

For his part, UNDP Resident Representative in Libya, Marc-Andre Franche noted that UNDP looks forward to continuing to work with local authorities and their partners to launch a new local peacebuilding programme, targeting up to 30 municipalities across Libya.