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International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 2016

06/11/2016 (All day)

On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4).

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment during War and Armed Conflict is an annual reminder of the impacts of armed conflicts on the environment, and provides an opportunity to recognize the important roles that the environment and natural resources can play in post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding. The work of UN Environment’s Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding (ECP) programme shows how natural resources and the environment can be harnessed to build and sustain peace. Through UN Environment and its partners, ECP has built an evidence base from over 60 countries and has provided impartial technical expertise in 26 countries.

The United Nations attaches great importance to ensuring that action on the environment is part of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding strategies - because there can be no durable peace if the natural resources that sustain livelihoods and ecosystems are destroyed.

You can find on the following link, the text from the blog by Amb. Marie Jacobsson to have an idea of what's coming https://medium.com/@UNEP

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