Our Purpose, Mission and Vision

In the UN system, UNOPS builds infrastructure, manages projects and procurement, and provides human resources and financial management support. We do this as our contribution to a better world, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


​​Video: Produced and originally broadcast by Talk Business 360​.​

Our Purpose​

We help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution.

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st Century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world.

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.

We are passionate about quality: in our people and in what we do.

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.​

Our Mission and Vision​​

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

Our V​alues 

National ownership and capacity. 
We respect and support national ownership and help develop national capacity. This is the foundation for sustainability. 

Accountability for results and transparency. 
We ensure our own accountability for resources entrusted to us, and for contributions we make to the sustainable results of our partners. We seek to help our partners exercise their accountability. We believe transparency is essential to ensure accountability and the efficient use of resources. 

Partnerships and coordination. 
We recognize that strong partnerships and effective coordination among diverse actors, including the United Nations, governments, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector are crucial to efficiency and innovation. 

We believe that we will add value and make strong contributions to the sustainable results of our partners only if our practices and performance are of recognized world-class standards of excellence and are well-adapted to local conditions. ​​