The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
To advance the 2030 Agenda and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNOPS aims to engage in collaborative partnerships with a focus on sharing our expertise in infrastructure, procurement, project management, human resources and financial services.
We work with a variety of partners, from the UN system to governments, non-governmental organizations, academia and private sector organizations.
Our partners choose to work with us to complement or expand their own capacities, reduce risks, bring an impartial and trusted advisor, and improve efficiency, speed, quality and cost-effectiveness.
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To move from talk to measurable results towards the SDGs, we need a joint effort between aid, public financing and private sector. The United Nations has an important and evolving role to play as a facilitator. We can connect the private sector, bilateral donors and governments in developing countries to form partnerships for the Global Goals.
Global liaison offices
- Washington, D.C
UNOPS supports sustainable development operations in developing countries and manages portfolios financed by our Washington, DC partners, including: the World Bank; United States Agency for International Development; the Inter-American Development Bank; the Millennium Challenge Corporation; and the Pan American Health Organization.
- New York
With close proximity to the UN Secretariat, the New York Liaison Office supports programmes in more than 120 countries through UNOPS Peace and Security Centre, and the Small Grants and Development Groups. From New York, our team also manages UNOPS long-standing partnership with the UN Mine Action Service.
The Nairobi Liaison Office focuses on strengthening and further developing UNOPS partnerships with UN Environment and UN-Habitat.
The Tokyo Liaison Office ensures effective partner relations by coordinating services and supporting joint project opportunities between UNOPS and its partners, including the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
From Geneva, UNOPS manages partnerships, trust funds and project portfolios that support people and communities around the world. This includes, among others: the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Stop TB Partnership, UN-Water Interagency Trust Fund; Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council; and the Enhanced Integrated Framework.
From Copenhagen, UNOPS establishes and develops strategic relationships with key partners including the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as the private sector. By working closely with our Executive Office, regional teams and leaders within our core areas of expertise, we provide tailored support in efforts to develop strong and effective relationships.
UNOPS supports a broad range of EU-funded projects and programmes, and serves as trustee and secretariat of Cities Alliance, a global partnership that supports cities in developing countries to enhance sustainable development and reduce poverty.
The Bangkok Liaison Office facilitates partnership development with key partners, including the Asian Development Bank, Green Climate Fund, South Korea and the Korea International Cooperation Agency. The office further provides support in partnership intelligence and strategic positioning.
What our partners say about us
- Government of Ecuador
“I am well aware of the important role UNOPS plays to support the transparency, relevance and effectiveness of highly complex projects in different neighbouring countries. I am pleased that the municipality and the Ministry of Transport and Public Works are relying on UNOPS to implement the tramway project.”
– Lenín Moreno
- Government of Paraguay
“We are proud to have received the distinction of the UN for achieving excellence in project management, quality, innovation and impact of results for the ‘Programme on Modernizing Family Farming.’ This programme benefited more than 30,000 families throughout the country in just four years, changing the lives of thousands of people and bringing development to the countryside.”
– Horacio Cartes
- Government of Kenya
"We are focusing on financing and investment frameworks that will unlock private sector financing. We are very excited about this project [with UNOPS] and we look forward to unlocking similar partnerships that will allow us to fulfil our duties as leaders and pave the way for adequate, decent and affordable housing for Kenyans.”– Uhuru Kenyatta
- Government of Ghana
“I believe we are all well aware of the challenges Ghana, and most of Africa, faces when it comes to the provision of decent, well-planned and organized housing for our citizens…I believe that with the signing of this project agreement [with UNOPS], we shall be ushering into existence a new dawn for Ghana and our citizens.”
- Nana Akufo-Addo
President of Ghana
- Government of Serbia
“I would like to thank UNOPS for all of its support in Serbia’s recovery after the floods in May 2014. With your help, efficient reconstruction and cooperation with local self-governments, we overcame these challenges."
– Ana Brnabić
Prime Minister, Serbia
- Government of Honduras
“We made great savings with the implementation of the new procurement systems through the United Nations and UNOPS, and this is a breakthrough in the prevention of corruption that never existed before.”
– Juan Orlando Hernández
- Government of Sierra Leone
“We are happy to be working in cooperation with UNOPS and DFID on a project that is providing renewable energy to improve the lives and livelihoods of our compatriots in our rural areas across the country; to ensure better health outcomes, to enhance education and to stimulate the growth of local economies.”
– Ernest Bai Koroma
Former President, Sierra Leone
- Government of El Salvador
“For the Regional Hospital of San Miguel in eastern El Salvador we carried out an international and transparent tendering process under the supervision of UNOPS. We have worked with UNOPS before on important public works such as the airport, among others. UNOPS brings transparency and security to what we do, a requirement set forth in our legislation and our procedures."
– Óscar Ortiz Ascencio
Vice-President, El Salvador
- Government of Ukraine
“Thanks to the opening of the new UNOPS Office, Ukraine will be able to better access innovative sources of funding through interactions with institutional donors, charity organizations, as well as international business associations."
– Petro Poroshenko
Our aspirations are clear – we must and can do more, together, to take care of our planet and its people.
- World Bank
“Over the last decade, UNOPS has supported us in close to a billion dollars’ worth of projects to deliver access to basic services and provide opportunities to the bottom 40% of the population in the developing world. They are one of the World Bank’s most important UN partners, including in fragile states. I am confident we can grow our partnership further to achieve better results for the SDGs.”
– Kristalina Georgieva
Chief Executive Officer
- United Nations
“UNOPS provides meaningful technical expertise to countries in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. UNOPS technical support to UN agencies in procurement and other specialized areas has expedited the provision of relief services to millions of people in need, and in doing so, contributed to more stable and secure societies.”
– António Guterres
- UN Refugee Agency
“Connecting displaced people with humanitarian organizations is of vital importance, especially during a crisis. The Iraq IDP Call Centre does that simply and to great effect."
– Filippo Grandi
High Commissioner for Refugees
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
“Let us back something that is working: UNVIM has cleared over 190 commercial vessels to successfully offload over three million metric tonnes of food, fuel and supplies.”
- Stephen O’Brien
Former USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
- UN Environment
“UN Environment has broad scientific and policy experience, and UNOPS has rich expertise in infrastructure and project management. Bringing them together creates a unique alliance, which wields a force for global change that far outstrips the sum of its parts.”
– Erik Solheim
Former Head of UN Environment