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Greening the Blue Helmets: Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the findings of a two-year analysis of how peacekeeping missions around the world affect, and are affected by, natural resources and the broader environment.

In addition to highlighting the utmost importance of reducing the environmental impact of UN Peacekeeping operations, the new report states that the implementation of good practice in this area also has additional benefits, including increased financial savings for missions, and improved safety and security for local communities as well as UN Peacekeeping staff.

Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on May 2, 2012