By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 18 December 2016:
Human rights and social and political inclusion for Libyans everywhere top the list of targets set by the United Nations in its a four-year Strategic Framework (UNSF) unveiled this week.
The priorities emerged from a Tunis workshop at which all locally-involved UN agencies, funds and programmes met Libyan officials and civil society members.
UN humanitarian coordinator Jaffar Syed Hussain explained: “The new set of priorities have been developed based on thorough analysis of conflict dynamics and needs in Libya and the possible drivers of change capable of moving the country from fragility into resilience”.
There is concern that new initiatives should be seen to be producing positive results. Essam Garbaa of the Planning Ministry in Tripoli has urged all those local and overseas organisations who are involved to produce plans that can have a measurable impact, so that it can be seen if they are working.
In 2012, the international community was busy helping draft schemes for the likes of elections, good governance, criminal and commercial courts, procurement, police and security. The assumption was that Libya was embarked upon recovery from the wounds and disruption of the Revolution. Four years on, with the exception of two successful elections for parliaments and one each for municipalities and the Constitution Drafting Assembly, few of these ambitions has yet been fulfilled.