The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

UNOPS and Mexico sign framework agreement to help government fight corruption

The new agreement aims to promote greater transparency, efficiency and effectiveness in the management of public procurement and infrastructure projects in the country.

UNOPS will participate in the preparation of tenders for strategic projects as part of the agreement, providing technical assistance in the analysis of proposals and in the procurement process.

“We bring our expertise to challenges where maximizing transparency, effectiveness and efficiency are critical, which can serve to make a real difference in the fight against corruption,” said UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo.

During a signing ceremony held this week at Mexico’s National Palace, President López Obrador highlighted the government’s commitment to fighting corruption.

“We want you to help us make sure that those who participate in these tenders are prestigious companies with an ethical dimension,” said President López Obrador.

“The goal is that we can, with the support of the United Nations – and of UNOPS in particular – achieve high levels of transparency [ . . . ] honesty and integrity,” said Marcelo Ebrard, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

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