UNDP Results: Libya
After 42 years of authoritarian rule and the Declaration of Liberation by the new authorities on 23 October 2011, the situation in Libya continues to be dynamic as the country transforms itself into a functioning democracy. The main challenges facing Libya include issues related to security, weapons proliferation and the need to modernize public administration. As a key partner to Libya during its period of transition, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) quickly reopened its office when the civil war ended, and refocused its programming on elections, early recovery, civil society support, rule of law and governance. UNDP is also positioning itself to play a critical role in economic recovery, small arms control and mine action.