Strategic deployment stocks
The strategic deployment stocks (SDS) were established in 2002 with the adoption of resolution 56/292 of 27 June 2002 to support the rapid deployment of a peacekeeping operation by providing equipment for a minimum operational capability. They have also been drawn upon to support the deployment of special political missions.
SDS are managed by the United Nations Logistics Base in Brindisi, Italy.
- A/56/870 The concept of strategic deployment stocks and its implementation (14 March 2002)
- A/64/633 Global Field Support Strategy (26 January 2010); see paragraphs 56-58
- A/66/340 Review of arrangements for funding and backstopping special political missions (12 October 2011); see paragraph 26
- A/71/798 Office of Internal Oversight Services: review and evaluation of strategic deployment stocks (17 February 2017)
- A/73/774 Budget for the United Nations Logistics Base for 2019/20 (27 February 2019); see Annex III: Review of the concept of operations for strategic deployment stocks