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For billions of people across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic brought life as they knew it to a stop. At UNOPS, our focus has remained resolutely on saving and improving lives.
The new Binational Bridge connecting Costa Rica and Panama will help strengthen economic and commercial development in two border towns on the Sixaola River.
UNOPS and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will work together to strengthen national health systems and support vaccination efforts globally.
UNOPS contributed to a new UN Environment Programme report that provides guidance on sustainable infrastructure.
This event aims to find new ways to inspire, mobilize and connect people and organizations to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss gender, infrastructure and COVID-19 via video on 26 March at 3:30 pm (Central European Time).
As part of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UNOPS will host – with The Why and the Embassies of Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in Denmark – the side event 'Gender Dialogues: The Road to Equality' on 16 March from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (Central European Time). Participants will discuss how infrastructure increases women’s participation in public life. UNOPS Director of Partnerships and Liaison Group, Émilie Potvin, will give the opening remarks and participate in a panel discussion.
A new UN guide highlights how governments can use long-term infrastructure planning to save money, increase efficiency, and promote sustainability.
Statement by Grete Faremo, Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UNOPS, at First regular session of the Executive Board, 4 February 2021
Two new reports from Cities Alliance and UNOPS encourage gender inclusion in urban planning.
UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will reflect on UNOPS work in 2020 and discuss priorities for 2021 on 4 February at 10:00 am (New York time). You can watch the live proceedings of the Executive Board via UN Web TV or follow #unopsEB on Twitter.
In the midst of a global health pandemic, UNOPS is working to support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts around the world.