UN Drops Gadhafi's Daughter as Goodwill Envoy

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 07:07 PM

 

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Development Program has dropped Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's daughter as a goodwill ambassador.

U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Wednesday that UNDP's agreement with Aisha al-Gadhafi had been terminated following recent events in Libya that include a crackdown by Gadhafi on anti-government protestors.

He said Aisha al-Gadhafi was appointed a goodwill ambassador for Libya on July 24, 2009 to focus on U.N. anti-poverty goals especially combatting HIV/AIDS and violence against women, both culturally sensitive topics.

Aisha al-Gadhafi is a law professor who reportedly was part of the defense team for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein after his downfall.

Goodwill ambassadors are volunteers and do not have U.N. diplomatic documents.

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