UNOPS

20/08/2015

Press release: UNOPS and World Vision launch new partnership

GENEVA: Today UNOPS and World Vision International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for cooperation in implementing projects that leverage the key strengths of each organization.

"This agreement paves the way for UNOPS and World Vision to work closely together in areas such as health, education, disaster risk reduction and post-disaster reconstruction," said Nikolaj Gilbert, UNOPS Director of Partnerships.

Director of World Vision International's Geneva Office, Beris Gwynne, added: "We are particularly excited about this partnership. With growing interest in multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative financing to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, World Vision's commitment to reaching the most vulnerable, alongside UNOPS expertise in implementing large-scale infrastructure projects, is a powerful combination."

About UNOPS

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Through over 1,200 projects in around 80 countries each year, UNOPS supports the successful implementation of partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects, often in some of the world's most challenging environments.

About World Vision International

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Its 45,000 staff in more than 100 countries are committed to working with the world's most vulnerable people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender or sexual orientation.