The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • Changing lives through the power of theatre

    A travelling theatre group helped remote communities in Nepal come together and challenge social norms

  • Promoting peace through innovative learning

    In Cambodia, a smartphone app is helping educate students about the country’s history under the Khmer Rouge.

  • COVID-19: UNOPS updates from around the world

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

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

Conflict, climate change and infrastructure

Climate change could fuel conflict in fragile and conflict-affected areas. Infrastructure could help.


Featured videos

  • After the storms

    The UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Louis is fighting a problem that is all too common to coastal cities – erosion caused by rising seas.

  • Bringing positive change through the power of theatre

    As part of a project to improve policing and security in Nepal, forum theatre is helping bring communities together to discuss the injustices they face and explore what they can do about it.

  • 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