The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
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.
At the water’s edge
Hurricanes and other unpredictable weather threaten a way of life for islanders from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. We’re helping them build resilience.
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.
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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
Can we get more women into engineering?
Infrastructure needs around the world are great. But how can we ensure women’s perspectives reach this traditionally male-dominated field?
- At the water’s edge: Adapting to climate change through resilient infrastructure
Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and paradise islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island developing state located in Caribbean. Yet for the island’s 100,000-some residents, living on one of the most beautiful places on earth comes at a price.
- Beyond the seawall: Chesko's story
Rising sea levels and unpredictable weather events affect communities living along Tanzania’s 1,400 kilometre-long coast. Chesko has worked for 18 years unloading coconuts that arrive each day on small boats, in Pangani District located in the Tanga region of Tanzania.
- Meeting deadly disease head on
Amidst the worst drought in decades, the people in the Somali region of Ethiopia watch their crops die and their livestock starve. With reduced access to food, clean water and sanitation facilities - thousands of people are falling victim to diseases like measles and acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), which in turn can lead to conditions like malnutrition.