The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col awarded the annual environment awards of UNIFIL to 7 mission entities. An Indian Battalion (INDBATT) stationed with UNIFIL is declared first for environmental contributions.
The UNIFIL’s Annual Environment Awards:
i.The annual award was launched by UNIFIL on 4th December 2019 to recognise the environmental achievements within the Mission’s area of operations.
ii.The award is presented to the individuals, UN positions, Branches, contingents, sections, Units that showcase leadership, innovation or activities towards improving and protecting the state of the Environment.
Awardees of UNIFIL Environment Award:
i.UNIFIL’s INDBATT was declared first for their project towards increasing awareness and to reduce the generation of waste by planting seedlings and building green house and compost pits in their region and areas of responsibility with a focus on reducing littering and to increase the reuse of plastic bottles.
ii.The Second place award was shared by the Mission’s Sector West Headquarters for the Sector West Infrastructure Management Centre(IMC) for generation of compost from food waste and Irish-Polish Battalion (IRISHPOLBATT) for its project in supporting the host communities by reducing the environmental hazards.
iii.French-led Force Commander’s Reserve, Indonesian Battalion, Republic of Korea Battalion and Italian Battalion are the other units of UNIFIL who received the awards and recognitions.
About United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL):
Mission Leadership– Major General Stefano Del Col
About United Nations Peacekeeping:
Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations– Jean-Pierre Lacroix