The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


UNOPS headquarters are located in Copenhagen, Denmark. We work from UN City Copenhagen, and are the only UN organization with a headquarters based in the Nordic countries.

UN City Copenhagen is one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind in Scandinavia. The award-winning building has been designed to use minimal energy and helps reduce water consumption, contributing to the UN’s mission of making operations more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Inside the building, intricate designs and open areas support the UN’s mission to deliver as one by promoting interagency communication and cooperation.

“From solar panels to seawater cooling and external metal blinds to regulate light and heat, UN City shows what can be achieved.” – Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the energy effectiveness of UN City.
The building, designed by 3xNielsen, is shaped like an eight-fingered star with an open space in the middle, which reflects interagency communication and cooperation.
UN City opened its doors in July 2013, and now houses 11 organizations – UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNOPS, UN Women, WFP, WHO and IOM.
Sophisticated solar shades can be closed to trap or reflect heat from the sun, while cold seawater is used to cool the building down on warm summer days.
less energy used
Did you know?

  • UN City is designed to use at least 55 percent less energy than similar-sized office buildings.

UNOPS headquarters provides oversight and guidance for projects in our five areas of expertise:

  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources

A range of UNOPS administrative services and functions are also executed from our headquarters in Copenhagen.

UNOPS Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and the heads of other key offices sit at headquarters, managing a network of personnel in Copenhagen and our global offices.