United Nations: The UN Development Programme has dropped Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi’s daughter as a goodwill ambassador following the recent events in Libya that include a crackdown on anti-government protestors.
UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky on Wednesday said the agreement with Aisha al-Gaddafi has been terminated under Article 30 of the UN Guidelines for the Designation of Goodwill Ambassadors and Messengers of Peace.
The article says that the designation will be terminated if the “messenger of peace or goodwill ambassador engages in any activity incompatible with his/her status or with the purposes and principles of the United Nations, or if the termination is in the interest of the Organisation.”
Aisha al-Gaddafi was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of Libya on July 24, 2009 to address the issues of HIV/AIDS and violence against women in Libya, both culturally sensitive topics in the country.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has blasted Muammar Gaddafi for ignoring his call to stop violence against protestors, which the UN chief stressed to the Libyan leader during a 40 minute conversation this week.
“What he (Gaddafi) has done is totally unacceptable,”Ban told journalists on Wednesday.
“After such long and extensive discussions and my strong urging, and even appeal to him, he has not heeded,” he added. “This is not acceptable.”
Ban warned that the volatile situation in the North African nation could take several directions – many of them dangerous.