United Nations support in Libya

United Nations in Libya

United Nations providing support in Libya
Photo: © UNDP Libya

The United Nations system has been active in Libya since the 1950s, through the engaged presence of specialised Agencies, Funds, and Programmes, collectively known as the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), established in 2011. Leveraging the specific expertise of each UN Agency, Fund and Programme, the UN system has a key role in helping Libya overcome development challenges while supporting  the country’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations in Libya engages with  national partners and international counterparts to support real transformative progress toward  an inclusive political and participatory post-conflict transitional process which engages all  Libyans including women, youth and marginalised groups; supports good governance anchored in security and the rule of law, a diversified economy and an inclusive human development process; and  delivery of lifesaving humanitarian assistance to people in need of protection and humanitarian support.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Libya

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Libya: