​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The UN House in Brazil uses a combination of natural lighting and sunlight deflection to reduce the building’s power consumption. Photo: UNOPS/Nelson Kon

UNOPS provides support to the Brazilian Government and UN agencies in the form of sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services. In 2011, UNOPS acted as an implementing partner for the new UN House complex in Brasilia.

In 2012, UNOPS provided infrastructure services to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. More recently, UNOPS has been working on Module 2 of the UN House complex. This included setting up temporary office space for existing UN agencies operating in the area during construction.

In Brazil, UNOPS is currently working on diversifying its projects, as well as its client portfolio, in particular with municipalities across the country through the provision of advisory services in both infrastructure and project management activities. UNOPS is also working on establishing partnerships with Brazilian companies in both the public and private sectors.

UNOPS is providing a number of human resource management services in Brazil on behalf of the UN Human Settlements Programme. UNOPS also provides project management services to the Empresa Brasileira de Serviços Hospitalares (Brazilian Enterprise of Federal Hospitals) to support the construction of two Federal University Hospitals (Hospitais Universitários Federais or HUFs) in two states in northern Brazil, in an effort to facilitate research, training and health care to the population.

In addition, UNOPS is providing advisory services to the country's Human Rights Office and State and Municipal governments to support the construction of 17 socio-educational centres for youth throughout the country.

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Workers erect temporary infrastructure for the Rio+20 Conference. Photo: UNOPS/Antonella Perilla

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