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Advancing renewable energy and positive legacy in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

Submitted by caputon on Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:28

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) was pleased to join other colleagues from the Department of Operational Support (DOS) Environmental Team for a visit to MINUSCA aimed at supporting the mission’s efforts to implement renewable energy and assure a positive legacy in the host country, in line with its mandate[1].

From UN Smart Camps towards a Smart Mission: UNISFA marks a new milestone with the inauguration of “Highway Smart Camp.”

Submitted by nestola on Fri, 05/10/2024 - 17:35

UN Smart Camps represent a leap forward in how the United Nations operates. These facilities blend advanced technology with practical benefits, making them essential for successful missions.

STEP INTO THE FUTURE - 3D Printing as a Service at UNGSC

Submitted by nestola on Fri, 05/10/2024 - 17:27

On May 3rd, the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) opened the doors of its 3D printing service, to grant first-hand access to the transformative potential of this technology.  

More than 150 individuals converged to explore how this innovation is revolutionizing the production of spare parts for UN missions and shaping the future of sustainable practices within the organization. 

  

Visit of the Director of the Field Operations Finance Division (FOFD)

Submitted by Kristof Hamelryckx on Mon, 04/22/2024 - 08:47

UNGSC was pleased to welcome Mr. Kelvin Ong, Director of the Field Operations Finance Division* (FOFD), to our Brindisi Base, in his first visit as FOFD Director. 
 
Meetings focused on UNGSC’s efforts to advance efficiencies for the field, leveraging innovation and an integrated approach to service delivery. Referencing the Centre’s unique capability to provide innovative solutions to the field that encompass digital technology and supply chain expertise, Mr. Ong observed the potential of further supporting peacebuilding and local capacity building endeavors.
 

Engaging Youth in Understanding Multilateralism: The Model UN at UNGSC’s Base in Valencia

Submitted by Kristof Hamelryckx on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:32

April 13-14, 2024 - 110 students from the European University of Valencia (UEV) gathered at the United Nations Information and Communication Technology Facility (UNICTF) for the 2024 Model United Nations conference. 

Participants debated issues relating to antiterrorism, the rule of law, and gender equality. A unique feature of the event was bilingualism, with English sessions interpreted into Spanish by students from the UEV Master's in Interpretation programme.

Nato Visit in Brindisi

Submitted by Kristof Hamelryckx on Mon, 04/15/2024 - 16:51

UNGSC was pleased to welcome representatives of the Southern Operational Centre of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) based in Taranto, Italy, to our Brindisi Base.  
 
The visit was an opportunity to explore potential areas of cooperation through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and innovation, including in the fields of environmental management, renewable energy, and digital technology.
 

Enabling Life-Saving Interventions

Submitted by Kristof Hamelryckx on Mon, 04/15/2024 - 16:29

UNGSC was pleased to host the UN Department for Safety and Security (DSS) Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) First Responder Course at our Brindisi Base.

Through this interactive, hands-on Course, participants hailing from UNGSC and other UN entities become proficient in basic life-saving medical interventions (i.e. controlling massive bleeding, opening and maintaining the airway of a casualty, and preventing further complications).

UNGSC outreach to NGOs in Valencia

Submitted by Kristof Hamelryckx on Fri, 04/12/2024 - 13:51

UNGSC engages with NGOs in Valencia to promote the UN’s values and Sustainable Development Goals at the local level.
This week, a delegation of 20 representatives of international and local NGOs gathered at the UNGSC Base in Valencia to discuss ways to support the needs of the local community, with an emphasis on young people.
The visit builds on NGOs participation in UNGSC events, such as the Humanitarian Fair to mark “UN Day.” 
UNGSC thanks the NGOs for their dedication and looks forward to a continued fruitful collaboration!