The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • A unique freshwater challenge

    Small Island Developing States: Water, water, everywhere, but not enough to drink

  • Midwives making a difference

    Midwives making a difference

    The long distance from hospitals can be life-threatening in an emergency for pregnant women in rural Myanmar.

  • Access to clean water

    How communities in Colombia are addressing health and sanitation through social housing

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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Sustainability

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  • $400 M
    To local suppliers
    PROCUREMENT BUDGETS

    More than $400 million worth of procurement budgets went to local suppliers in 2016.

  • 3M
    Days of paid work for beneficiaries
    NUMBER 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.

  • 2,000
    Tonnes less CO2 emitted
    DECREASE 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.


Insights

Ideas, analysis, solutions

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Featured videos

  • 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.