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
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.
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Lives on the line
Connecting needs to assistance for more than 300,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq.
Sustaining peace in Colombia
In support of the national peace process, UNOPS is working with the government to reduce the drivers of displacement, by improving family homes in over 60 locations, for around 28,000 people.
Modernizing family farming in Paraguay
Helping farmers cultivate over 40,000 hectares of agricultural land more efficiently to increase yields and strengthen food security and livelihoods.
Laying the groundwork for Serbia’s sustainable development
Helping strengthen local capacity, competitiveness of local economies, social inclusion and access to employment to improve the lives of over 270,000 people.
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.
- $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
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.
- 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.