Monday, 25 October 2021 03:44 GMT

ESCWA proposes vision for Libya peace, pesperity


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BEIRUT, Oct 2 (KUNA) -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) unveiled on Saturday a "Vision for Libya: towards prosperity, justice and strong State institutions."
This vision was developed within the framework of the Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), according to a statement from the Commission.
The project was carried out in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and with the support of a Libyan consulting group.
The Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue is purely Libyan project in all aspects: institutional, academic, advisory, technical and in the dialogue itself.
The national dialogue engaged Libyans from all walks of life on issues of sustainable social and economic development and good governance, in order to achieve comprehensive, balanced and stable development and prevent a relapse and return to conflict.
This vision constitutes the first phase of the project, providing informed options for strategic policies with the aim of moving from the logic of rent-seeking, exploitation and fragmentation to a State of institutions that follow the principles of justice and equity, universal rights and fundamental freedoms within a productive, diversified and renewable economy that establishes a peaceful and prosperous society.
The formulation of this vision was based mainly on open discussions among Libyans through the ESCWA platform, the statement said.
These discussions were spread over 8 open virtual dialogue sessions attended by 262 Libyan participants and broadcast live via social media, reaching more than 38,760 viewers who interacted through comments and shares.
The project team also provided an opportunity for Libyans to express their opinions in writing, through eight surveys that included questions related to the topics raised in each dialogue session.
More than 850 written contributions were received and used in preparing and drafting the vision. (end)
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