The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Statement in response to independent reviews of UNOPS S3i

UNOPS welcomes the publication of independent reviews of failures associated with its Sustainable Infrastructure Investments and Innovation (S3i) initiative.

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  • This article was originally published on 31 October 2022 and was updated on 28 November 2022 to reflect recent developments.

Two separate reviews were conducted by management consultancy firm KPMG, examining oversight mechanisms for S3i investments and UNOPS internal control systems.

UNOPS S3i Initiative

Up-to-date information on UNOPS action plan to address issues related to S3i can be found here.

In its key findings, KPMG notes:

Full details are available here.

UNOPS takes all findings extremely seriously and is committed to address all recommendations under the direction of its Executive Board. A statement from UNOPS Acting Executive Director on this matter, to be delivered on 30 November, is available here.

UNOPS is committed to a rigorous and comprehensive process to address any possible misconduct and mismanagement claims. If any allegations are confirmed, in whole or part, appropriate disciplinary and corrective actions will be made to restore the trust and confidence of our personnel and partners and, crucially, to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of our services across the globe.

UNOPS would like to thank all parties participating in the reviews, and welcomes the transparency of this process. A number of actions in response to the failures associated with S3i have been undertaken and are ongoing. Full details are available here.

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