The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • Helping people and countries

    Helping people and countries

    UNOPS is determined to help people in need and act proactively to counter the effects of climate change.

  • To grow, eat and sell

    Find out what happens when modernization meets family farming in Paraguay.

  • Innovative solutions

    Innovative solutions

    UNOPS has the expertise and the passion to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.

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

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

  • The Call Centre

    Operating in one of the most severe and complex crises in the world, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre recently handled its 100,000th call, marking a milestone in humanitarian efforts.

  • 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.

  • Imagine you lose your home. What would you do?

    The one place on earth that reflects who we are … witnesses our joy … protects the things we treasure. Home. A four-letter word that means something different to each person.