UNOPS

About us

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

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UNOPS provides project management, infrastructure and procurement services with a focus on sustainability and national capacity development. Photo: UNOPS / John Rae​​​​​


UNOPS provides project management, procurement and infrastructure services to governments, donors and UN organizations, such as the Government of Haiti, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Read more about the type of partners we work with.​

Projects​

​Our partners currently rely on our proven expertise to increase the speed, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of over 1,000 projects, often in the most challenging environments.

UNOPS builds the infrastructure needed for development, such as schools, hospitals and roads in post-disaster and conflict-affected areas, as well as in economies in transition. We provide expert procurement support to help governments buy the goods and services they need. We manage projects and programmes of every size, while simultaneously enhancing the capacity of developing countries to manage their own initiatives.

Read more about the projects we are currently supporting or watch a video about UNOPS results.


M
ission and vision

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.​

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​​


A
reas of support

UNOPS is concentrating its efforts in areas where we have a clear mandate and expertis​e: 


 
 
 
 
 

 

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UNOPS has over 30 years of experience work​ing in these areas, and is committed to innovation and the incorporation of external standards.  UNOPS is self-financing and our effective delivery allows us to help our partners spread their limited development budgets further.

Read more about our drive towards excellence.​


Lev​els of support

UNOPS tailors its support to the needs of its partners, and can deliver one key element of a project, offer expert advice or manage entire projects or programmes. As such, UNOPS offers three main kinds of services:

  • Implementation – implementing partners' projects efficiently and effectively, with the involvement of all stakeholders
  • Advisory – developing national capacity in our core mandated areas
  • Transactional – providing stand-alone human resource management and procurement services​

Locations

With personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure and global reach means we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

View a map of UNOPS offices and project sites.