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UN Humanitarian Coordinator holds talks with Benghazi community leaders

UN Humanitarian Coordinator holds talks with Benghazi community leaders

Georgette Gagnon, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, held talks on Monday with several political representatives and community leaders from Benghazi during her visit to the city.

During her meeting with members of Benghazi’s Municipal Council, Gagnon discussed the city’s “development and humanitarian needs,” according to a statement by the U.N. official via Twitter.

She also presented the UN’s priorities for the next 3 years “as detailed in our Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Libya.”

“I stressed the need to coordinate efforts with [government] partners to ensure the most vulnerable people are supported and development projects are delivered,” she added.

According to Gagnon, the discussion also covered “the importance of engaging young people and the need to amplify their voices in decision-making processes at the local and national level.”

On the same day, Gagnon met with representatives of the Bar Association and the Center for Law and Society at Benghazi University, who are members of the consultations committee on the draft national reconciliation law.

She discussed with them “the main challenges in advancing an inclusive, victim-centred and rights-based national reconciliation process to ensure sustainable peace and explored how the UN can further support this work.”