The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • After the earthquake

    We’re helping build a more resilient Haiti for a brighter future.

  • Delivering for mothers in Nairobi

    Making health infrastructure work for the people who need it.

  • Building better lives

    Building better lives

    With the values and principles of the UN, and the innovation and efficiency of a self-financed institution, UNOPS helps people build better lives.

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

Gender parity: Working in challenging locations

Humanitarian aid and development projects often take place in difficult locations. The need for a diverse and gender-balanced workforce to implement these projects can’t be ignored.


Featured videos

  • Building a better world

    Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

  • Tackling maternal mortality in Kenya

    Access to health is a basic right, one that is central to a life of dignity. Yet social and economic inequities exclude too many people from enjoying good health. Women and girls remain a highly vulnerable group and maternal health is still one of the biggest concerns worldwide.

  • Working with explosive detection dogs: Walyuba’s story

    A team from UNOPS spoke to Walyuba Paul, an explosive detection dog handler in Mali. To ensure safe and effective operations for teams that work with explosive hazards, UNOPS developed an Explosive Detection Dog Quality Standard.