The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • COVID-19: UNOPS updates from around the world

    We’re supporting governments and partners on a range of response efforts

  • Strengthening homes and communities

    Across Argentina, improved infrastructure is changing the way people live their lives.

  • Roads to access, security, opportunity

    With over 100 km of rural roads we're helping improve gender equality and better connect remote communities with essential services.

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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  • $560M
    To local suppliers
    PROCUREMENT BUDGETS

    Around $560 million worth of procurement budgets went to local suppliers in 2019.

  • 5M
    Days of paid work for beneficiaries
    DAYS OF PAID WORK CREATED FOR BENEFICIARIES

    In 2019, UNOPS created around 5 million days of paid work for beneficiaries – most of them generated as part of infrastructure projects.

  • 2M
    Days of paid work for women and young people
    DAYS OF PAID WORK FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

    Of the 5 million days of paid work created for beneficiaries in 2019, almost 2 million of these days were undertaken by women and young people.


Insights

Ideas, analysis, solutions

Building safety

Health and safety on construction sites should be the norm, not the exception.


Featured videos

  • Fighting for a better life: Blanca's story

    A mother. A boxer. A jill of all trades. Blanca’s determination is unparalleled.

    Blanca Nelly Gonzalez is a single mother of three boys living in the Palpalá settlement in Jujuy Province, Argentina. Her youngest son, Álvaro, is fighting leukemia and suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder of the nervous system. With support from several local cooperatives, UNOPS is helping Blanca build a new home for her family.

  • 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

  • Connecting communities in The Gambia

    Accessing essential services, such as hospitals, schools and markets, is a major challenge for communities living in rural The Gambia.