"We must ... acknowledge that durable peace and post-conflict development depend on environmental protection and good governance of natural resources. There can be no peace if the resource base that people depend on for sustenance and income is damaged or destoyed - or if illegal exploitation finances or causes conflict.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Today, November 6, 2012, is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. For more information about this day, click here, and to read the message of the Secretary General, please click here.