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Green infrastructure is inspired and supported by nature. Here’s how we can use it to encourage sustainable development.
The UNOPS Global Innovation Centre will attract and develop startups that successfully contribute to a sustainable society.
A new partnership between the Government of Bangladesh and several UN agencies aims to increase the country’s resilience to natural and built environment shocks and stresses.
Under the theme of solving global challenges through partnerships, government leaders, senior UNOPS personnel and representatives from more than 50 global companies will come together to discuss, learn and explore opportunities to work together to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
The fourth edition of the UP Forum kicked off in Yangon, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).
Led by the Government of Panama, a new initiative joins global efforts to achieve higher levels of efficiency in delivering humanitarian assistance.
In collaboration with local partners, UNOPS organizes the UNOPS Possibilities (UP) Forum in targeted countries, with the goal of providing traditionally disadvantaged businesses with ideas and tools to encourage their success. This UP Forum in Myanmar is conducted in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).
For too long, community health centres across rural Sierra Leone have been forced to operate with little access to power. Now, a forward-thinking project aims to strengthen energy infrastructure in these areas, improving essential services for over 300,000 residents.
Hosted by Nordic countries in collaboration with the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM) Procurement Network, representatives from UN organizations based at UN City will deliver brief presentations. The seminars will also give UN buyers and vendors a chance to meet. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will give the opening speech for the event.
The Palais des Nations in Geneva once was the headquarters of the world’s most important multilateral institution – the League of Nations, otherwise known as the League. Established in 1919, under the Treaty of Versailles, the League was created to promote international cooperation and achieve peace and security. The League dissolved in 1946 after failing in its attempts to prevent a second world war and was replaced by today’s United Nations.
Refugees and other affected populations could help guide humanitarian aid through chatbots. Here’s how.
This report was produced as part of a collaborative partnership between the UNOPS and the University of Oxford-led Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC). Through a systematic evaluation process, it presents and explains the ability for infrastructure to influence all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including almost all of their targets.