Libyan Leader's Daughter No Longer UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

The U.N. Development Program has dropped Aisha al-Gadhafi, daughter of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, as one of its goodwill ambassadors.

UNDP’s agreement with al-Gadhafi was terminated following the crackdown on anti-government protesters, The Associated Press reports, citing U.N. spokesperson Martin Nesirky. Al-Gadhafi was appointed UNDP goodwill ambassador, a voluntary position, in 2009 to focus on issues such as violence against women and fighting HIV/AIDS.

Thousands of Libyans were out in the streets in key cities around the country in the last few days, demanding an end to Gadhafi’s regime. The government has responded with violent retaliation resulting in the deaths of hundreds, according to media reports.

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