The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Infrastructure for Health | Education | Livelihoods | Development
Alongside our partnership with the Guardian Media Group, we’re showcasing highlights of our infrastructure work around the world, in support of global development aims. Below are examples of some of the projects we undertake to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
Haiti, Colombia, Serbia, Liberia | Livelihoods
A place to call home
To mark World Habitat Day, we’re highlighting how UNOPS helps support human settlements, and build better lives for people and communities.
Sri Lanka | Livelihoods
Heavy rainfall no longer spells disaster
Annual monsoons bring torrential rainfall to Mannar Island, in north-west Sri Lanka. This meant bad news for over 30,000 people who live there. Not anymore.
Myanmar | Health
Healthy and full lives for every woman, man and child.
Accessing healthcare in rural Myanmar is no easy task. Now, thanks to 82 new rural health centres, it’s getting easier for people to reach the services they need.
Sri Lanka | livelihoods
Cleaning up for good
Kattankudy in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka faced overwhelming amounts of garbage and no place to dispose of it. With EU funding, UNOPS is implementing a sustainable waste management programme benefitting 80,000 residents.
Peru | education
To learn and play in safety
Over 22,000 young minds from some of Peru’s poorest neighbourhoods are soaking up knowledge within modern facilities that are warm in winter, cool in summer and most importantly, safe.
Guinea | health
Better work environments in the fight against Ebola
Guinea battled one of the worst outbreaks of Ebola in its history in 2014 and 2015. Now under control, forty-one healthcare centres across the country are being rehabilitated and renovated to keep it that way.
Nicaragua’s largest hospital is now serving the public
State-of-the-art medical equipment, better facilities and a wide range of hospital services are now benefitting up to 4,300 patients a day in Managua.
Argentina | Livelihoods
A breath of fresh air for San Luis
A new waste management plant will benefit some 20,000 people in the north-western region of Argentina.
Afghanistan | development
Building roads in a hostile environment
Insurgent groups and instability: managing a construction project in Afghanistan has far greater challenges than delivering on time, to budget and to quality standards.