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30 Jul 2010
With the General Assembly having just wrapped up talks on the Secretary-General’s sweeping proposals for transforming service delivery to United Nations peacekeeping missions, senior field support officials announced today that the world body was poised to approve a new, enhanced global system to match the global enterprise into which peacekeeping has evolved.
28 May 2010
The outstanding resilience of blue helmets in Haiti provided a powerful symbol for the marking of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers this year, United Nations Secretariat officials said this afternoon. “Haiti tested us to the limit and we showed we have learned from experience and were able to deliver,” Susana Malcorra, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support told correspondents at Headquarters.  “It was the best way to pay tribute to the ones we lost,” she added.
9 Dec 2009
Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said that while the Secretariat’s New Horizons initiative “would never make any headlines”, it was providing a framework for positive and broad-based discussions on making United Nations peacekeeping more effective on the ground.  Issued as a discussion paper in July, the study highlights the need to strengthen command and control systems at every level, including through more robust accountability frameworks between Headquarters and mission leaders.
23 Oct 2009
Statement by Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Susana Malcorra, Before the Fourth Committee   Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, I am most honoured to come before this Committee today as it begins its consideration of this agenda item. It also gives me great pleasure to sit here on the podium with my colleague and friend Alain Le Roy.
15 Sep 2009
Noting that Member States had lauded the United Nations’ recently announced plan to chart a new, improved course for peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said this afternoon that it was vital that all peacekeeping actors work in the coming weeks and months to ensure those operations were robust and that they adequately protected civilians.
1 Jul 2009
Near-verbatim transcript of video messages by USG Susana Malcorra and OIC of FPD Paul Johnson to all field staff on the new contract reform  Hello colleagues,
23 Feb 2009
Remarks of the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Ms. Susana Malcorra, to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations   Madame Chairperson and Distinguished Delegates, Thank you for the opportunity to address the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations. Like Mr. Le Roy this is the first time that I have the honor to brief you on the support components underpinning peacekeeping and special political operations at the opening of the substantive session of C-34.
23 Jan 2009
  Statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Susana Malcorra, to the UN Security Council 23 January  2009   Read the statement here:
23 Oct 2008
Statement of Susana Malcorra, USG Department of Field Support, to the Fourth Committee  
10 Mar 2008
  Statement of ASG Ms. Jane Holl Lute, Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Field Support, to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations   Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, it is my pleasure to come before you this morning as the Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Field Support, a department that considers itself an integral member of the “Peacekeeping Group” in association with and under the leadership of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.