The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Getting COVID-19 jabs to world’s hardest-to-reach people is a monumental task
That vaccines were developed and approved at record speed shows us exactly what we can achieve by working together. Now we need that same spirit of partnerships to vaccinate the whole world.
It is a monumental task, whose scale and urgency means we should do all we can to support it.
We must urgently share technology and doses, but we also need to focus on communities that are most left-behind, which brings me to my point: How do we ensure vaccines actually get into the arms of the most vulnerable, in hard-to-reach locations, fragile states and conflict zones?
Ms. Faremo was appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS in August 2014, succeeding Mr Jan Mattsson. Prior to joining UNOPS, she served as Minister of Justice and Public Security in Norway. Ms. Faremo began public service in 1979 and has held various senior-level positions for the government of Norway, including Minister of Defence, Minister of Oil and Energy and Minister of Development Cooperation for the Norwegian Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She also brings a wealth of experience from the private sector and has sat on various advisory boards and associations throughout her career.