EU provides additional € 10 million in support of UNDP’s ‎Stability and Social Cohesion programme in Libya ‎

August 18, 2020
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The European Union is providing € 10 million in extra funding for the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) new initiative on Stability, Unity, Social Cohesion (SUSC) in Libya. The initiative aims at supporting peaceful dialogue and reconciliation between communities to improve social cohesion and national unity.

With this new EU funding, the SUSC initiative will continue to support three existing complementary projects: (i) the Stabilization Facility for Libya, (ii) National Reconciliation and (iii) Local Elections, while introducing a new project on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) which will help those communities where it is most needed.

The EU/UNDP continuing partnership in this new initiative focuses on strengthening capacities of municipalities, which work for and with their communities to establish and sustain a peaceful environment by creating peace dividends and supporting local peace agreements. This will enhance opportunities and set the ground for socio-economic development, inclusive of the most vulnerable populations in Libya, while supporting the common goal of coexistence and stabilization.

Another component of the initiative will focus on strengthening municipalities’ efforts to prevent violent extremism by raising awareness on the dangers of extremism and countering extremist messaging in communities.


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  • Libya
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