24 October 2010
UN Day Reception held at UN House in Tripoli
On 24 October, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Tripoli organized a reception which was held at the UN House in celebration of United Nations Day. Resident Coordinator Mrs. Costanza Farina read the Secretary General’s message for the occasion.
President for the 64th UN General-Assembly Mr. Abdussalam Tareki, diplomats, media personnel, academics and UN staff members were in attendance. Mr. Tareki spoke about the UN and insisted that reforms should be brought to the organization to make it more active and progressive. He noted that “If billions of dollars being spent on war & arms are diverted to human development we could eradicate poverty from earth and help the needy during disasters.
21 October 2010
People in attendance at the Open House in Tripoli
On 21 October, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Tripoli organized an “Open House” highlighting the activit-ies/projects of UN agencies in Libya. The Open House was a display of photographs, posters, publica-tions and newspaper clippings. In attendance were students from Libyan and fore-ign schools who were given the opportunity to take part in a drawing competition.
Also in attendance were academics, media personnel, UN staff, heads of UN agencies in Libya, Government officials and NGOs. Deputy Asst. Administrator UNDP & Deputy Director Regional Arab Bureau for Arab States addressed the gathering and awarded the certificates and prizes to the participants of the drawing competi-tion.
Films on UN in Action that focused on environment, women, children, drugs and AIDS were screened. Documents and publications on UN were distributed among the audience.
19 October 2010
Teams from the Embassies and UN Agencies playing football
On 19 October, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Tripoli organized a Football Match between staff members from the Embassies, UN Agencies and Stakeholders. Several friendly matches which started from 14.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs were played among the teams.
The matches were held at the Great Man-Made River Football Stadium in Tripoli. Teams that won matches were awarded trophies.
17 October 2010
Press Conference on UN Day activities in Tripoli
On 17 October, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Tripoli organized a Press Conference to highlight the week long activities that will be undertaken to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations in Libya and the United Nations 65th Anniver-sary.
The Press Conference was held at UNDP and several newspaper correspondents, TV and Radio Representatives attended. The event received good coverage in the media.