UN drops Gaddafi`s daughter as goodwill envoy

Aisha al-Gaddafi was appointed a goodwill ambassador for Libya in July 2009.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 13:34 PM IST

New York: The UN Development Program has dropped Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter as a goodwill ambassador.

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

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

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

Goodwill ambassadors are volunteers and do not have UN diplomatic documents.

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