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Aligned to the Global Reporting Initiative framework, the report looks back at our work and key achievements around the world in 2017.
Speech by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS at the Second Annual Digital Workforce Summit, New York, 7 June 2018
Different stakeholders – including the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, regional development banks and businesses – will come together to explore ways the UN can better align itself with the rapidly changing world of international finance, and support the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will be a speaker on a panel entitled ‘Let the investment grow: filling in the gap of trillions.’
The new programme will contribute to balanced socio-economic development of southern part of the country.
This World Environment day, the Vice-President of Tanzania marked the completion of an extensive seawall project in Dar-es-Salaam and called for further action on climate adaptation.
Climate change does not discriminate. It costs women, men and children all over the world. It disrupts livelihoods, threatens safety and throws whole communities into chaos.
Located in the heart of the Tanga region in Tanzania, Pangani District is home to over 54,000 women, men and children who work, learn and play to the sounds of the Indian Ocean that laps away at 85 km of coastline. The water, with the coming and going of its tides, is the backbone of this community that depends on fishing, agriculture and other water-related activities to earn a living.
For the second part of our series, we travelled over 380 kilometers away from Pangani to the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. Here we met other Tanzanians who have their own relationship with climate change and rising sea levels.
Under-Secretary-General Faremo delivers statement at the Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board in New York.
Over the years, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with the European Union (EU) to implement development projects across the globe, often in some of the world’s most challenging locations. To mark the start of European Development Days, we’re looking at some of the ways UNOPS has supported the EU. Here are just a few of those projects.
Statement by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UNOPS, to UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual Session, New York – 4 June 2018
The Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board will take place in New York at UN Headquarters. Board documents are available on the UNOPS website. The UNOPS segment will take place on 4 June 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (New York time), during which UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver a statement and present UNOPS Annual Report of the Executive Director to the Executive Board. The entire meeting will be available live on UN Web TV.