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UN names Briton UN special envoy for Libya

Arab World Materials 20 September 2011 04:46
Ian Martin, a veteran of post-conflict nation building, was appointed UN special envoy for Libya on Monday as countries that support Libya plan to meet to pursue reconstruction planning in the war-torn country.
UN names Briton UN special envoy for Libya

Ian Martin, a veteran of post-conflict nation building, was appointed UN special envoy for Libya on Monday as countries that support Libya plan to meet to pursue reconstruction planning in the war-torn country, reported.

The meeting on Libya will take place at UN headquarters on Tuesday after the UN Security Council last week deployed a support mission, which will be headed by Martin, and lifted the embargo on oil exports and the freeze of assets that belonged to the Moamer Gaddafi regime.

Martin, a British citizen, has been involved in the past two months in discussions about reconstruction and setting up democratic institutions in Libya. He served in important UN posts in Nepal, East Timor and Haiti. Martin headed Amnesty International 1986-1992 before joining the UN.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also appointed Georg Charpentier of Finland as Martin's deputy. Charpentier has extensive humanitarian and development experience.

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