WFUNA, Creative Learning and NPWJ organise first session of the Human Rights Youth Training Program for Libya

27 Mar, 2015 | Press Releases

Geneva, United Nations, 23-27 March 2015
On 23-27 March 2015, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and Creative Learning, with the support of No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), organised the first session of the Human Rights Youth Training Program for Libya, in Geneva.

Speakers and facilitators included Aziel Philippos Goulandris, Education Officer, WFUNA, Myriam Tebourbi, OHRCR, Hasni Abidi, Professor, CERMAM, University of Geneva, Gurdip Sangha, Associate Human Rights Officer, Desk Officer for Libya, Middle East and North Africa Section, OHCHR, Enrica Barago, UN Advocacy Officer, NPWJ, and Walaa Abbas, Human Rights Education Trainer.

The training was held entirely in the United Nations headquarters in Geneva and coincided with the 28th session of the Human Rights Council and in particular with the discussions and passing of a resolution on Technical Assistance in Libya, a process which the participants followed entirely. In parallel, sessions with panellists from UN institutions, Civil Society organisations as well as with diplomatic representation of Libya to the UN allowed them to acquire a deep understanding of Human Rights mechanisms.

Wishing to give them a broader view of how multilateralism affects their country, they were offered presentations at UNICEF and at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). In the latter they were welcomed by the Secretary General HE William Lacy Swing before learning about the action of the Organization in the MENA region.


NPWJ project on Libya
NPWJ has been working on the Libyan transition since early 2011, in the framework of its project to support Libya’s democratic transition through justice and accountability. As the country embarks on legislative reforms, the Libyan authorities can break with the legacy of impunity and abuses that typified Gaddafi’s rule with a new respect for the rule of law and a commitment to restoring justice and dignity to victims. Doing so requires not only the investigation and prosecution of the crimes and violence perpetrated during the revolution, but also efforts to confront a history of oppression and human rights abuses that dates back decades under the rule of the former regime.

  • For further information, please contact   contact Enrica Barago (UN Advocacy Officer) on, Gianluca Eramo (MENA Democracy program Coordinator) on or Nicola Giovannini (Press & Public Affairs Coordinator) on or +32-2-548-3915.
  • For further information on the activities of NPWJ in Libya please contact Giulia Cappellazzi on