YATA Oslo invites you to a panel discussion about Libya’s future Thursday October 8th. An event which will be held online.
As part of the ‘Arab Spring’-uprisings, a peaceful revolution started in the streets of Libya in 2011. However, within a month, the revolution turned into a bloody war between pro- and anti-Gaddafi forces. Due to the military superiority of Gaddafi’s forces, the United Nations Security Council called for an international military campaign to protect civilians. The mandate to operationalize this campaign was assigned to NATO. As a result of NATO’s military involvement, the Gaddafi’s regime was overthrown.
More than 9 years have passed since NATO’s military campaign in Libya, but the country is still struggling with extreme violence, chaos, humanitarian- and political crisis. How can the situation in Libya be improved, and how can Norway as the new UN Security Council member contribute to that?
Join us in YATA and our panel digitally to discuss how Norway can contribute to bring peace to Libya.
Instructions for how to access the event will be posted shortly. You may also show your interest by clicking «going» or «interested» through the event on Facebook.
Hajer Sharief is a Libyan peace activist and the co-founder of a civil society organization called Together We Build It. Hajer promotes the participation of women and youth in peace-building efforts in Libya. She was appointed by the UN Secretary-General to serve as a member of the Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by UNSCR 2250. She was also selected by the late Kofi Annan to be part of the Extremely Together Initiative promoting the role of young people in countering and preventing violent extremism. Hajer is also one of the twelve UN Women Champions on Women, Peace, Security and Human Rights.