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Decades of instability have caused untold suffering for people across the Central African Republic.
Decades of instability have caused untold suffering for people across the Central African Republic. In the first of a two-part series, we explore how a cash transfer programme is helping to improve living conditions and reduce poverty.
Decades of instability have caused untold suffering for people across the Central African Republic. In the second of a two-part series, we explore how improving infrastructure is helping connect communities.
Under-Secretary-General Faremo delivers statement at the First Regular Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board in New York.
Statement by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS, to UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board First Regular Session, New York – 6 February 2020
For the fourth year in a row, UNOPS has received gold level distinction from the world's leading procurement and supply professional body, remaining the only organization globally to do so.
On the organization’s 25th birthday, UNOPS doubles down on its commitment to helping partners achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the ‘decade of action’ ahead.
Four hours northwest of Guatemala City, amid the Western Highlands and at the foot of the Santa María volcano, lies the country’s second largest city Quetzaltenango – or as it is more commonly known, Xela, derived from its old Mayan name, Xelajú.
How fighting corruption and strengthening procurement capacities is bringing improved public healthcare for millions of people across Guatemala – and reaching those that need it most.
While the people of Guatemala have universal access to healthcare, needs are not always met. Guatemala’s public healthcare system is challenged with limited resources, an increasing number of patients, high medical and treatment costs, and poor infrastructure.
Luisa Esperanza Ordóñez Gómez lives in the small town of Cipresales, located two hours from the city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala with her parents, grandparents and other relatives. The Ordóñez family belongs to the Mam indigenous community – a Mayan group that lives in southeastern Mexico and Guatemala.
A new UNOPS-supported report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit concludes that less wasteful, more efficient government spending practices can free up resources to address a critical funding gap in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).