The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • 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.

  • To live and learn

    To live and learn

    Beatrice and Peter Kavishe along with their four young sons have built a life along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Rising sea levels threatened their way of life.

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.


Ideas, analysis, solutions

Rethinking development: Can health centres be power stations?

Renewable energy has long been heralded as the solution for providing hard-to-reach communities with electricity. But how can we ensure that it’s sustainable?

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.