The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
UNOPS helps people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.
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
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 highlightsLEARN MORE
Bringing life-saving supplies into Yemen
Monitoring the supply of millions of tonnes of food and emergency supplies for Yemen.
Lighting up rural Sierra Leone
Providing rural electrification for up to 360,000 people living in villages across Sierra Leone.
A new future for rural Myanmar
Reaching more than three million smallholder farmers and landless people in rural Myanmar through grants and micro finance solutions.
Supporting the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism
Working together to rebuild after conflict by helping bring millions of tonnes of building materials into Gaza.
Lives on the line
Connecting needs to assistance for more than 300,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq.
- $540 MTo local suppliersPROCUREMENT BUDGETS
Almost $540 million worth of procurement budgets went to local suppliers in 2017.
- 2.1MDays of paid work for beneficiariesNUMBER 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.
- 370KNumber of labour days created for womenDays 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.
InsightsIdeas, 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?
- 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.