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This Ministerial level side event to the UN General Assembly offers a platform to discuss essential elements of quality infrastructure and its promotion as an international standard. Co-organized by UNOPS, the European Commission and the Government of Japan, the event will focus on financing infrastructure and how this can be achieved without exposing countries to unsustainable debt risk. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is speaking at this event.
This event will introduce the Defeat Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Partnership, a new ‘public-private-people’ partnership with the goal of sustained actions against NCDs, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all (Sustainable Development Goal 3). UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is speaking at the launch.
Every year millions of people die prematurely from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease and cancers. The Defeat-NCD Partnership, launched today at the United Nations General Assembly, is a concerted effort to reverse the epidemic.
Opening remarks by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS at the launch of The Defeat-NCD Partnership in New York on 24 September 2018.
Officially launched today at a side event of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, a UNOPS-hosted partnership aims to help tackle the most significant global health problem of our time.
To ensure safe and effective operations for teams that work with explosive hazards, UNOPS developed an Explosive Detection Dog Quality Standard. This standard is currently being used in 18 field locations around the world, with *194 dogs accredited. In partnership with UNMAS, the standard is implemented across three UNMAS programmes - in Mali, Somalia and South Sudan.
The new call centre will ensure Afghans around the country can voice their issues and receive critical information in times of need.
Rapid development across Africa in recent years has highlighted the need for more infrastructure that will be sustainable now and in the future. And that requires more home-grown engineers to apply their skills in local contexts.
This International Day for South-South Cooperation, we take a closer look at how UNOPS works with the Government of Mexico in its efforts to strengthen development cooperation and improve infrastructure throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
Closing keynote speech by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS at the Impact 2030, 2018 Summit
Funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UNOPS, the Eastern Partnership European School Scholarship Programme aims to promote secondary education opportunities for six EU Eastern Partnership countries.