The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
UNOPS signs new Host Country Agreement with the government of Poland
The agreement aims to bolster collaboration and foster sustainable development and reconstruction in neighbouring Ukraine.
UNOPS has signed a Host Country Agreement with the government of Poland, marking a pivotal milestone in UNOPS support for response and recovery efforts in Ukraine, and a growing collaboration with Poland.
UNOPS will also partner with the UN Global Compact Network Poland, having already signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will help to ensure the widest possible reach amongst Polish businesses.
I am convinced that the presence of UNOPS in Warsaw will strengthen our existing cooperation with the UN, contribute to expanding its scope and give it new energy.
“At the same time, it will contribute to enlarging the UN family of organizations in Poland,” said Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland.
The agreement outlines two primary objectives: Firstly, to support early recovery and reconstruction efforts in Ukraine. UNOPS is committed to utilizing its expertise in infrastructure, procurement and project management to support partners’ recovery and reconstruction projects in Ukraine.
Secondly, to increase access of the Polish private sector to UN procurement platforms. The agreement aims to enhance the engagement of Polish companies in UN procurement processes. In 2022, the UN procured more than $71 million worth of goods and services from Poland.
“This agreement is a testament to partnership. It not only amplifies the solidarity shown by the Polish government and private sector towards Ukraine but also opens avenues for Polish businesses to actively participate in UN procurement processes,” explained UNOPS Executive Director, Jorge Moreira da Silva.
“We are eager to work hand in hand with the government of Poland to make a tangible difference to people’s lives and help Ukraine build back better,” he added.
UNOPS office in Poland will build a team of local and international experts to contribute to projects aimed at advancing the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine.