The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Statement on announcement regarding former S3i Chief Executive

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As announced by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General at the daily press briefing on 26 January 2023, the former UNOPS Chief Executive of the Sustainable Infrastructure Investments and Innovation Initiative (S3i), Mr. Vitaly Vanshelboim, has been separated from service with UNOPS following an internal accountability process in accordance with the United Nations legal framework.

UNOPS would like to express sincere gratitude for the support of the wider United Nations in this matter.

Wider management reforms at UNOPS in response to failures associated with S3i have taken place and remain ongoing. UNOPS is working closely with its Executive Board to finalize a comprehensive response plan and a draft version is publicly available here.

All reforms will be undertaken with full transparency and a publicly available status page of all ongoing actions is available here.

Appropriate actions will continue to be made in order to restore the trust and confidence of our personnel and partners, to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of our services across the globe.

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