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In partnership with the government of Palau, UNOPS will support arrangements for the 2020 Our Ocean conference – an annual event that aims to catalyze global action on ocean conservation.
A new agreement will help to advance global cooperation on a range of sustainable infrastructure projects in support of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UNOPS, the Eastern Partnership European School Scholarship Programme has welcomed 35 new students in the second part of its programme.
UNOPS participated in Asia-Pacific Climate Week to highlight the critical role of sustainable and resilient infrastructure as a key ingredient for action on climate change.
Appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director Ms. Grete Faremo took office on 1 September 2019.
A combined $96.5 million has been pledged for two new projects launched in Zimbabwe to help more than 270,000 people affected by March’s devastating Cyclone Idai.
Local factories will produce high-quality homes, which will include energy-efficient solar rooftops. The site will also include school, medical centre, shops and sports facilities.
In response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNOPS delivered life-saving medical equipment to healthcare facilities throughout the country with funding from the government of Japan.
UNOPS Social Impact Investing Initiative (S3I) will manage its growing portfolio of projects from a new office in Helsinki, Finland, launched with the support of the government of Finland and the City of Helsinki.
The agreement is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s National Housing Strategy to build at least five million housing units in the country.
Participants learned ways to overcome some of the challenges traditionally disadvantaged groups face in becoming successful entrepreneurs.
A $72 million grant from the World Bank’s International Development Association will fund a four-year project to support livelihood recovery for cyclone-affected people in Zimbabwe, and help build a foundation for longer-term resilience.