The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) operates from two strategically located Bases—one in Brindisi, Italy, and one in Valencia, Spain—to facilitate global coverage and rapid mobilization by air, sea, or land, in support of clients’ needs worldwide.
In addition to serving as operational hubs, the Bases are also prime destinations for international conferences and trainings, keystones for Host Country and local community engagement, and home to numerous other Institutions that have established Offices on UNGSC premises.
They run on 100% renewable energy and are on the way to achieving energy self-sufficiency.
UNGSC in Brindisi
From Brindisi, UNGSC provides services and expertise in engineering, environment, occupational safety and health, inventory planning and management, logistics operations, information and communications technology for UN Peacekeeping and Political Missions, and humanitarian operations. Immediate proximity to the civilian airport and the seaport significantly contributes to the UN’s flexible response capabilities.
Situated in the Southern Italian region of Puglia, historically associated with sea routes to the far East, UNGSC Brindisi is connected to the past, while looking to the future. Staff and visitors can enjoy the beauty of an ancient port city, including views of a historic castle, as well as state-of-the-art facilities.
Co-located with the Italian Airforce, under the sponsorship of the Government of Italy, UNGSC Brindisi hosts other entities including the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the World Food Programme / United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (WFP/UNHRD).
UNGSC in Valencia
From Valencia, UNGSC provides critical services such as telecommunications and information technology support. The Base in Valencia, formally known as the United Nations Information Communication Technology Facility, UNICTF, also serves as UNGSC Brindisi’s twin technology centre, an arrangement that guarantees business continuity and disaster recovery for the UN’s digital technology services.
Situated on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast, a historic region anchored in local Valencian tradition, and shaped by ancient Roman, Visigothic, and Islamic influences, the Base in Valencia offers Staff and visitors access to ample cultural and recreational activities.
With proximity to the airport and one of Europe’s busiest seaports, the Base in Valencia is rapidly expanding thanks to the support of the Government of Spain and hosts other entities including UNICEF, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC).