Sunday 22nd Oct 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

UN seeks more ‘cost-effective’ flight logistics

The United Nations has launched an initiative to boost efficiency of its planes and flights, as it was revealed that the organisation spent close to $750 million from 2015 to 2016 on air assets in its peacekeeping and political missions.

United Nations 04-20-2017Aircraft“While these assets provide essential logistics and military enabling capabilities, given their significant cost implications, the secretary-general has asked the heads of field missions to systematically analyse and adjust the composition and utilisation of their air fleet and to seek alternative solutions that may be more cost-effective,” spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said.

The effort to reduce costs is being led by the Department of Field Support, which provides logistical support to the Department of Peacekeeping and the Department of Political Affairs.

 

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