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For nearly three decades, Ukraine has seen a steady decline in its population numbers. A low birth rate is partly the cause of the eastern European nation facing a population crisis that threatens its long-term social, economic and political development.
Indonesia is home to around 14 million hectares of peatlands – making up approximately 23 per cent of the world’s total tropical peatlands. In its natural state, tropical peat occurs in flooded swamps and is one of nature’s most effective ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate global warming.
The Gambia is a small fragile country in West Africa – one that is faced with growing poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Over the last decade, major climate-related crises like drought and flooding as well as disease outbreaks like Ebola have left the population of 2.1 million people more vulnerable.
UNOPS has published its annual Sustainability Report for 2019 – highlighting the unique contribution the organization made towards sustainable development last year.
The Environmental Inventory Management Plan is produced as part of the United Nations Climate Neutral Strategy. It helps us better understand and keep track of UNOPS environmental footprint, activity data and internal assets. The results of this inventory feed into UNOPS Annual Report to the Executive Board and Annual Sustainability Report, based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework.
Through a new agreement, UNOPS and the European Investment Bank will work together to target challenges to sustainable development, including climate change, and to respond to crises, such as COVID-19.
UNOPS uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to report to its Executive Board. Through adopting this framework, a number of new and existing results have been recognized as key indicators of sustainability. The GRI Content Index lists all GRI Standards used and disclosures reported to complement the 2019 Sustainability Report.
The Sustainability Report 2019 gives a flavour of the breadth of our support to partners around the world – helping advance sustainable and inclusive development.
Statement by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS, to UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual Session, New York – 3 June 2020
We explore potential solutions to ensure that improved infrastructure will help address these countries’ unique development needs – today and in the future.
The UNOPS-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) new 2021-2025 strategy paves the way for the organization to become the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, to effectively support the world’s most vulnerable people.