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To ensure safe and effective operations for teams that work with explosive hazards, UNOPS developed an Explosive Detection Dog Quality Standard. This standard is currently being used in 18 field locations around the world, with *194 dogs accredited. In partnership with UNMAS, the standard is implemented across three UNMAS programmes - in Mali, Somalia and South Sudan.
Rapid development across Africa in recent years has highlighted the need for more infrastructure that will be sustainable now and in the future. And that requires more home-grown engineers to apply their skills in local contexts.
This International Day for South-South Cooperation, we take a closer look at how UNOPS works with the Government of Mexico in its efforts to strengthen development cooperation and improve infrastructure throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
In 2014, UNOPS partnered with the Government of the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and UN Environment, to develop and implement a series of joint programmes and projects to foster sustainable urban development and a more efficient, transparent use of public resources in Jalisco.
The third and final part of our series comes from the maternity ward of Turkana’s only referral hospital, full with brand new babies, their mothers and the people who care for them all.
In the second part of our series we introduce you to Catherine Nasike, a mother of three and a Community Health Volunteer.
Access to health is a basic right, one that is central to a life of dignity. Yet social and economic inequities exclude too many people from enjoying good health.
A new Humanitarian Hub in Panama will help provide lifesaving support to vulnerable communities in emergency situations throughout the region.
To commemorate International Youth Day, we’re taking a closer look at how safe spaces are helping ensure the dignity and safety of youth in Honduras.
Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and paradise islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island developing state located in the Caribbean Sea. Yet for the island’s 100,000-some residents, living on one of the most beautiful places on earth comes at a price.