The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
The people of Saint Lucia build their lives close to the water, but some struggle to find the freshwater they need — to drink, to cook with, to live.
UNOPS has the expertise and the passion to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.
The time for women is now
Allow us to introduce you to a few inspiring women who have forged their own path in a still unequal world.
UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions.
Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We are focused on implementation, with a commitment to UN values and private sector efficiency.
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Bringing life-saving supplies into Yemen
Monitoring the supply of millions of tonnes of food and emergency supplies for Yemen.
Lighting up rural Sierra Leone
Providing rural electrification for at least 400,000 people living in villages across Sierra Leone.
A new future for rural Myanmar
Reaching more than three million smallholder farmers and landless people in rural Myanmar through grants and micro finance solutions.
Supporting the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism
Working together to rebuild after conflict by helping bring millions of tonnes of building materials into Gaza.
Lives on the line
Connecting needs to assistance for more than 300,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq.
- $400 MTo local suppliersPROCUREMENT BUDGETS
More than $400 million worth of procurement budgets went to local suppliers in 2016.
- 3MDays of paid work for beneficiariesNUMBER OF CREATED LABOUR DAYS FOR BENEFICIARIES
In 2016, UNOPS created more than three million labour days of paid work for beneficiaries – most of them generated as part of infrastructure projects.
- 2,000Tonnes less CO2 emittedDECREASE IN CO2 EMISSIONS
Measuring our impact on the planet is a foundation of sustainability. In 2016, UNOPS emitted nearly 2,000 tonnes less greenhouse gases than in 2015, reinforcing our commitment to climate neutrality.
InsightsIdeas, analysis, solutions
Community-led infrastructure: A model for social housing?
When it comes to social housing, accounting for context isn’t always a priority. But it should be.
- The Call Centre
Operating in one of the most severe and complex crises in the world, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre recently handled its 100,000th call, marking a milestone in humanitarian efforts.
- Dismantling a 2000-Pound Aerial Bomb in Gaza
Our team visited a UN Mine Action Service project in Gaza to get a closer look at the unearthing of a deeply buried aerial bomb and what it takes to work as bomb disposal expert.
- Imagine you lose your home. What would you do?
The one place on earth that reflects who we are … witnesses our joy … protects the things we treasure. Home. A four-letter word that means something different to each person.