The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • Inside a Kenya maternity ward

    Helping mothers safely bring their babies into the world.

  • Building better lives

    Building better lives

    With the values and principles of the UN, and the innovation and efficiency of a self-financed institution, UNOPS helps people build better lives.

  • At the water’s edge

    At the water’s edge

    Hurricanes and other unpredictable weather threaten a way of life for islanders from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. We’re helping them build resilience.

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.

Project highlights




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  • $540 M
    To local suppliers

    Almost $540 million worth of procurement budgets went to local suppliers in 2017.

  • 2.1M
    Days of paid work for beneficiaries

    In 2017, UNOPS created more than 2.1 million labour days of paid work for beneficiaries – most of them generated as part of infrastructure projects.

  • 370K
    Number of labour days created for women
    Days of paid work for female beneficiaries

    Of the more than 2.1 million days of paid work created for beneficiaries in 2017, more than 370,000 of these days were undertaken by women.


Can we get more women into engineering?

Infrastructure needs around the world are great. But how can we ensure women’s perspectives reach this traditionally male-dominated field?

Featured videos

  • At the water’s edge: Adapting to climate change through resilient infrastructure

    Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and paradise islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island developing state located in Caribbean. Yet for the island’s 100,000-some residents, living on one of the most beautiful places on earth comes at a price.

  • Beyond the seawall: Chesko's story

    Rising sea levels and unpredictable weather events affect communities living along Tanzania’s 1,400 kilometre-long coast. Chesko has worked for 18 years unloading coconuts that arrive each day on small boats, in Pangani District located in the Tanga region of Tanzania.

  • Building a better world

    Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.