The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • 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.

  • Our mission

    Our mission

    UNOPS helps people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

  • Chesko’s story

    Chesko’s story

    One 43-year old man in Tanzania has risen before the dawn for 18 years to help unload coconut husks that arrive each day on small boats.

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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LOCATIONS

Sustainability

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  • $540 M
    To local suppliers
    PROCUREMENT BUDGETS

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

  • 2.1M
    Days of paid work for beneficiaries
    NUMBER OF CREATED LABOUR DAYS 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.


Insights

Ideas, analysis, solutions

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

  • Modernizing family farming in Paraguay

    Many in Paraguay spend much of their time outside, farming the land around them, to feed and support their families. It can be a hard way to live.

  • Community-led infrastructure in Colombia

    When it comes to social housing, accounting for context isn’t always a priority. But it should be.

  • 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.