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Meeting with United Nations Department of Operational Support

On 12 December 2022, in New York, a delegation from the NATO SP COE, composed by Col. (ITA Carabinieri) Giuseppe De Magistris, Director, Lt Col (CZE Army) Martin Jilka, Training and Development Section Chief, and Maj (ITA Carabinieri) Adriano Castellari, Civil-Military Interaction & Gender Focal Point, met Ms Elizabeth Rolando, UN Department of Operational Support.

The meeting followed a Director’s first contact with Ms Rolando, in the margins of last year’s Center of Excellence for Stability Policing Units (CoESPU) Conference on Environmental Protection, in the last autumn 2022.

The gathering was focused on the need to implement a NATO’s police on environment, particularly about environmental security or environmental damage as a possible war crime.

Since the environmental challenges are not properly addressed by the main international organizations yet, and with the purpose to raise the awareness on the phenomenon it has been expressed the willingness, from both sides, to further cooperate in order to sensitize the major stakeholders, interact with other partners and organize dedicated events.