The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Contributions needed for high-profile publication on procurement and the 2030 Agenda

UNOPS is seeking diverse articles for an upcoming publication on how procurement can support the Sustainable Development Goals.

The high-profile publication will be published as a supplement to the 2016 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement. It will include a range of case studies that contribute to new and useful insights on procurement and the 2030 Agenda.

Interested academics, researchers, or procurement professionals are invited to submit case studies, research articles, papers, or best practices for consideration. Contributors may wish to explore how the concepts of procurement and supply chain can play a driving force for sustainable development. Articles may focus on the overarching concept of sustainable development, but will preferably focus on one or more specific Sustainable Development Goals.


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Authors wishing to submit a paper should provide an abstract of 150 words for consideration by the editors. Abstracts should be submitted via the online form by Monday, 15 May 2017. For more information, please contact 

Submissions will be reviewed by a group of procurement experts from UNOPS and requested edits will be negotiated with authors individually. Selected authors will be contacted by UNOPS by Friday, 26 May 2017, to provide a full article of 750-1250 words by Friday, 30 June 2017.We look forward to receiving your contributions.

About the Annual Statistical Report and Supplement 

Both the Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement and its accompanying Thematic Supplement have been published by UNOPS since 2008. The statistical report provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the United Nations system in support of its operations. The report and supplement are widely circulated among UN organizations and Member States, non-governmental organizations, private companies, academics and other stakeholders in the procurement community.

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