The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Foundations for peace
Following decades of conflict in the Central African Republic, communities are coming together to rebuild what they lost.
Infrastructure must be built to serve all people’s needs.
Transforming healthcare in Guatemala
Improving transparency to bring improved healthcare services for those that need it most.
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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When Nepal shook
Following two major earthquakes, we’re working with communities to rebuild more than 23,000 earthquake resilient houses.
After the mountain moved
After a mountain collapsed on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, we’re working to help stabilize the land and make the area safer as survivors return.
Access to energy
Across Sierra Leone, a forward-thinking project aims to strengthen energy infrastructure at health centres, schools, homes and businesses, helping to improve essential services for over 300,000 residents.
Stamping out malaria for good
Supporting efforts to eliminate malaria in hard-to-reach areas throughout the six countries that share the Mekong river.
One of the biggest challenges of our time
Faced with rising sea levels, we worked with partners to help increase the resilience of Tanzania’s coastal areas with sea defence walls.
Afghanistan humanitarian hotline celebrates first anniversary
The first nationwide UN inter-agency humanitarian call centre provides critical information, handling over 62,000 calls – in four languages as well as local dialects – in its first year.
Explore our work
- $420 MTo local suppliersPROCUREMENT BUDGETS
Over $420 million worth of procurement budgets went to local suppliers in 2018.
- 5MDays of paid work for beneficiariesNUMBER OF CREATED LABOUR DAYS FOR BENEFICIARIES
In 2018, UNOPS created more than 5 million labour days of paid work for beneficiaries – most of them generated as part of infrastructure projects.
- 2.3 MNumber of labour days created for womenDays of paid work for female beneficiaries
Of the more than 5 million days of paid work created for beneficiaries in 2018, more than 2.3 million of these days were undertaken by women.
InsightsIdeas, analysis, solutions
Sharing financial risks
The private and public sectors can work together to help spur local development – by sharing the financial risks and the rewards.
- Better healthcare in action: Luisa’s story
In an emergency, every minute can mean the difference between life and death.
Just shy of her second birthday, Luisa was admitted to the Quetzaltenango Hospital, where she would spend the next two months fighting for her life. If it wasn’t for recently improved emergency healthcare services and available medicines, doctors believe she may not be with us today.
- UNOPS: Building the Future
Every day, when faced with the unexpected, people in all corners of the world adapt, persevere and show incredible strength. Imagine if the infrastructure that supports them was just as resilient
- Helping communities affected by displacement
Decades of instability have caused untold suffering for people throughout the Central African Republic. As part of efforts to alleviate their hardship, a multifaceted project funded by the World Bank is helping to lay the foundations for peace and improve living conditions for people across the country.