For more than 20 years, UNLB has served the needs of peace operations. In 2010, under the Department of Field Support’s Global Field Support Strategy, UNLB, together with UNSBV (itself established in 2009) became known as the Global Service Centre. The UNGSC’s mandate is to ensure efficient and effective peace operations through the core logistics, geospatial, information and telecommunications technology services it provides.

UNGSC is comprised of three core Service areas:

  • Logistics Service
  • Service for Geospatial Information and Telecommunications Technologies
  • Central Service

The first two Service areas represent the core of the UNGSC’s service provision to peace operations. While primarily an internal service provider of self-sustainment support for UNLB and UNSBV, Central Service also manages the Conference and Learning Centre, facilitating training and conference events for over 4000 visitors each year.