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Libya, a serial abuser of human rights, may have a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, but Libya will not represent the U.N. Development Program (UNDP).

A U.N. spokesman this week stripped Col. Gadhafi’s daughter, Aisha, of her title as good-will ambassador to the UNDP. Since July 24, 2009, Miss Gadhafi has promoted efforts to combat AIDS and violence against women.

Meanwhile, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appeared genuinely surprised that Col. Gadhafi ignored his pleas for peace in a 40-minute telephone conversation with the Libyan leader earlier this week.

“After such long and extensive discussions and my strong urging - and even appeal to him - he has not heeded,” Mr. Ban told reporters at the United Nations.

“This is not acceptable.”

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