The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Supporting Bangladesh’s development journey
In a significant milestone for development cooperation in the country, UNOPS has signed a Host Country Agreement with the government of Bangladesh.
Building national capacities, improving resilience of communities and supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNOPS has a long-standing presence in Bangladesh. For two decades, the organization has played a vital role in capacity development, infrastructure building and strengthening national systems.
The agreement, signed by UNOPS Executive Director Jorge Moreira da Silva, and Masud Bin Momen, the Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Bangladesh, strengthens the partnership.
This agreement marks a pivotal moment in UNOPS ongoing commitment to supporting Bangladesh in achieving its national development agenda, which in turn is fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
One notable achievement in UNOPS partnership with Bangladesh has been through its financial management of the 'Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Programme in Bangladesh.' Funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, this programme has made a significant contribution towards supporting disaster-affected communities in the country. It improved access to essential services such as education, clean water, sanitation, healthcare and gender-based violence prevention. It also addressed basic food needs.
UNOPS has also collaborated closely with the government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization to enhance workplace safety in the ready-made garment sector. Additionally, the organization has procured and installed specialized laboratory equipment and supported the strengthening of the vaccine testing laboratory of the Directorate General of Drug Administration, with funding from The Global Fund. UNOPS is also contributing to the expansion of oxygen therapy capacity at 29 government hospitals nationwide.