The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe (RSCE) was established in 2010 through General Assembly resolution 64/269 as part of the Global Field Support Strategy (GFSS). The overall objective of GFSS was to transform service delivery to field missions through a fundamental shift in the existing division of labor and a relocation of functions to improve responsiveness and address the needs of the field missions. The RSCE currently provides a full range of administrative, logistics and information and communications technology services to twenty Client Missions in Africa, representing 77% of all United Nations peacekeeping and special political missions worldwide.
The General Assembly, though its resolution 69/307 decided to give the RSCE operational and managerial independence as of 1 July 2017. The Centre is now governed by a Steering Committee led by the Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support Operations and the Directors from the Department of Operational Support which is responsible for providing strategic guidance and oversight. In addition, the Directors and Chiefs of Mission Support of the RSCE’s Client Board provide expert advice to the Chief RSCE, including strengthening client management and engagement. During the 2019/20 budget period, the RSCE is supported by 404 approved posts, including 131 international staff, 267 national staff and 6 United Nations Volunteers. In addition, the Centre operates on a budget of $35.5 million.