United Nations and Carabinieri together for environmental protection

Letter of intent signed at the UN headquarters in New York

The United Nations and the Carabinieri will collaborate to jointly develop training programs on environmental protection. A letter of intent between the representatives of the two institutions was signed yesterday at the UN headquarters in New York. The document, according to a note, was signed for the Arma by Gen. CA Antonio Pietro Marzo, Commander of the Carabinieri Forestry, Environmental and Agro-Food Units, and by Atul Khare, Undersecretary General for Operational Support of the United Nations in the presence of the Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN Amb. Maurice Massari.

The Arma dei Carabinieri and the United Nations Operational Support Department (DOS) will explore opportunities for collaboration in training, capacity building, knowledge exchange, resource identification and development of funding initiatives to advance common goals in the fields of management and protection of the environment. Collaboration actions will comply with United Nations guidelines and may take place at the Carabinieri International Center of Excellence for the Environment and Care of the Sabaudia Territory, or at other facilities in Italy or abroad, through the use of Specially constituted Mobile Training Teams.

In these days and until May 18, as part of the environmental diplomacy initiatives aimed at promoting Italy’s commitment to environmental protection, the Arma dei Carabinieri under the aegis of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of ‘Environment and Energy Security, with the coordination of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations, the participation of the Air Force and in collaboration with Leonardo and Telespazio Spa, promotes an exhibition on the nature protection and conservation activities carried out by the Command Carabinieri Forestry, Environmental and Agri-Food Units underway at the UN Building in New York.