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Now 'Go Green' campaign in UN peacekeeping mission

The 'Hybrid Solar System' has been promoted at Birendra Peace Training Center Panchkhal in collaboration with the Nepali Army, United Nations and America's Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOE).
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Under the United Nations (UN), Nepali peace missions have started the 'Go Green' campaign to reduce carbon emissions from fuel and use alternative energy sources, solar panels. Coincidentally, Nepal has launched a campaign to eliminate carbon emissions at a time when the UN peacekeeping mission is the first in the list of Nepal's largest troop contributors.

Now 'Go Green' campaign in UN peacekeeping mission

As part of the campaign, a 'Hybrid Solar System' has been inaugurated. "Hybrid Solar System" has been promoted in the tripartite collaboration of the Nepali Army, United Nations and America's Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOE) during the Multinational Military Exercise Peace Effort-4 program involving 19 countries in Panchkhaal.

The UN has adopted a policy of reducing fuel and carbon emitting substances while keeping climate change in mind. According to the same policy, 'Hybrid Solar System' has been started in Panchkhal in tripartite collaboration. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Planning and Operations of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Rachel Shiller, who is visiting Nepal, inaugurated the system.

According to the army, there are 100 solar panels in one location under the 'Hybrid Solar System' and 240 solar panels are being constructed in another location. The UN has been conducting peacekeeping missions around the world for a long time. This system is going to be operated by the Nepali Army for the first time. Similarly, Nepalese peacekeepers working in Rumbek, South Sudan have also prepared to use this system.

'First of all, I would like to congratulate the Nepali Army for being number one in world peace,' Deputy Minister Shiler said after the inauguration, 'This hybrid soul system has been developed as a flagship project in tripartite collaboration between the UN, Nepal and America. It will certainly help in making the environment clean. We want to make the UN mission environmentally friendly.

She said that the Nepali battalion serving in the UN mission in South Sudan will be able to use the hybrid solar system. "This project will replace the diesel generators being used by the Nepalese battalion in Rumbek, South Sudan, with hybrid solar powered generators," she said. It will help to reduce the cost. I would like to commend the United Nations Environment Office for designing the hybrid solar concept, the leadership of the Nepalese Army in Panchkhaal for pursuing this environmental initiative, the Infantry Battalion at the Rumbek camp in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, and the US government for supporting this tripartite fund through the Global Peace Operation Initiative.'

She mentioned that during the establishment of peace in countries like South Sudan, the peacekeepers have to travel a difficult route when they need fuel, and said that the use of hybrid solar will reduce fuel consumption, reduce costs and be environmentally friendly. The senior officer of the army expressed his gratitude for the cooperation, saying that the start of this hybrid solar is an important collaboration between the Nepali army, the UN and the US Indopacum-Zipoi.

According to the Nepali Army, the power of the solar panel at Birendra Peace Training Center Panchkhaal will be used for the whole day in the grid line in the evening. According to the army, the solar project connected as an alternative energy source is important in the physical upgrading of the training center and will help in developing the center as an international level center of excellence related to peacekeeping. Nepal has been working in 44 different missions in the world since 1955.

Similarly, peace efforts are continuing in Panchkhaal. 18 countries including Nepal are participating in the program which started from Tuesday. The representatives and coaches of each country were training on Wednesday according to their respective responsibilities. Major Sawaljung Shah informed that the training is going on from six fields to check point operations. He mentioned that he is training by making an imaginary country Karnoma.

19 countries including Nepal from 5 continents have participated in this edition. Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Korea, Pakistan, Vietnam and India are participating in the exercise from the Asian continent. Similarly, the United States and Canada from the North American continent are participating.

The Uruguayan army will participate from South America. Australia and Fiji are participating from the continent of Australia/Oceania. Soldiers from Ghana and Nigeria have come from the African continent to participate in the exercise. This time, 689 from 12 platoons of two Nepali Army and 10 from other countries, 31 from Nepali Army and 79 from foreign forces, total 110 in staff training program and 269 from Nepali Army and 57 from foreign forces, total 326 participated in Critical and Capability Enhancement. A total of 1125 people have participated. Major Geeta Gurung clarified that the training is being done by dividing the group of trainers into different parts. She said that training is going on theoretically and practically.

The exercise program started in the year 2000 is going to be held from February 8 to 21 this time. According to the army, the multinational exercise is being conducted with the aim of increasing the professional efficiency and mutual coordination capacity of the forces participating in peacekeeping through the United Nations (UN). According to the army, the aim of the multilateral exercise is to share best practice and knowledge related to peacekeeping.

The purpose of this exercise is to improve cooperation and interaction between the countries that are reducing their troops in the peace mission. The main programs of the exercise will also be focused on training programs in the field, staff training and capacity building, said the army. The second edition was held in 2013. In which 850 soldiers from 23 countries were present. Soldiers from 29 countries participated in the third edition. 1135 soldiers were included in it.

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