At a ceremony on 11 July at Watassemo Charity Association headquarters in Tripoli, Dr. Aisha Muammar Al-Gadhafi, Secretary-General of Watassemo Charity Association, was appointed as United Nations Development Program National Goodwill Ambassador for Libya.
Dr. Aisha Muammar Al-Gathafi’s commitment as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador in Libya will be to raise awareness on issues related to Millennium Development Goals, advocate for women’s rights, work on combating the spread of HIV/AIDs and promoting UNDP’s work in Libya.
”I am honored to announce that Dr. Aisha Muammar Al-Gadhafi has been nominated UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Libya,” said Mr. Brian Gleeson, Resident Representative of UNDP and Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Libya.
”In her commitment with Watassemo Charity Association” continued Brian Gleeson, ”she has been determined to raise awareness and draw the attention of the media, decision-makers and the general public on issues such as human rights, people suffering from HIV/AIDS, poverty and victims of injustice and conflict”.
As an activist of the Libyan society and for her passion for, dedication to, and leadership of the activities of the Wattasemo Charity Association, Dr. Al-Gathafi’s is a positive and constructive example for Libyan youth.
In close collaboration with UNDP Country Office in Libya, Dr. Aisha Muammar Al-Gathafi’s terms of reference are:
- Encourage social change and national policies in Libya to promote MDGs, women’s rights and combat HIV/AIDS.
- Promote and participate in information and awareness campaigns to cause social and cultural changes so that HIV/AIDS prevention can be more effective, especially in rural areas.
- Help disseminate information to the public about UNDP work and obtain the attention of all sectors of the country, including governmental and non-governmental.