About United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC):
The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) is United Nations Peacekeeping office based in Brindisi, Italy, as well as Valencia, Spain that provides logistics, geospatial intelligence, IT services and training to peacekeeping and special political missions around the world.
THE UNGSC traces its roots back to the United Nations Logistics Base (UNLB), which was formed in 1994, and is currently based in Brindisi, Italy. The UNLB was formed due to the fact that the previous storage depot for United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the United Nations Supply Depot (UNSD), had become too small to handle the DPKO’s surplus equipment. The UNLB’s primary functions were to provide: logistic support, strategic and global information and communications technology support services and training.
In 2009, the UN Support Base in Valencia (UNSBV) was formed in Valencia, Spain to assist with information and telecommunications of UN missions around the world. The base works in conjunction with UNLB to enhance the UN’s capacity to respond efficiently to crises around the world.
On 24 June 2010 the General Assembly passed Resolution 64/269, which created the Global Field Support Strategy (GFSS) which merged the UNLB and UNSBV into one organization called the “Global Service Centre.” The mandate of the UNGSC is “to ensure efficient and effective peace operations through the core logistics, geospatial, information and telecommunications technology services it provides.”