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In 2015, following two massive earthquakes, the people of Nepal found themselves standing amid their crumbling houses. More than four years on, we are working with partners on a range of initiatives that are helping these communities rebuild their homes to be stronger and more resilient – so that they can look forward to a more secure future.
Organized by the European Commission, this two-day event brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. This year’s theme is ‘Addressing inequalities: Building a world which leaves no one behind.’ UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a panel organized by the Directorate‑General for Economic and Financial Affairs on fostering inclusive growth – matching efficiency with fairness for sustained development.
The India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports Southern-owned and led, demand-driven and transformational sustainable development projects across the developing world, with a focus on least developed countries and Small Island Developing States. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will speak at an event marking the Fund’s second anniversary.
The Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board will take place in New York at UN Headquarters 3-7 June 2019. Board documents are available on the UNOPS website. The UNOPS segment will take place on 7 June from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (New York time), during which UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver a statement and present UNOPS Annual Report of the Executive Director to the Executive Board. The entire meeting will be streamed live on UN Web TV.
UNOPS has been awarded the ConnXus Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2019 Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards held in London.
The joint meeting of the Executive boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN Women and WFP will take place in New York at the UN Headquarters.
Hosted by the Governments of Norway, Iraq, Somalia and the United Arab Emirates, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the UN Population Fund and the International Committee of the Red Cross, this conference will focus on various aspects of conflict-related sexual violence. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a panel discussion on humanitarian innovation that will look at new ways of combating sexual and gender-based violence.
Women Deliver champions gender equality, as well as the health and rights of girls and women. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will attend a roundtable discussion to mark the handover of the Women Deliver Conference from Denmark (which hosted the conference in 2016) to Canada (which will host the conference in June 2019).
Cambodia’s northeast is home to many different ethnic groups and cultures. Its resource-rich and sparsely populated forests also attract many migrants from other parts of the country looking for means of livelihood.
Health workers and scientists are up against the clock to put an end to malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) once and for all. For many years, the region has been the epicentre of antimalarial drug resistance – a phenomenon that is threatening to thwart malaria control efforts globally.
The government of Laos has pledged to eliminate malaria by 2030, and the country seems to be on track. Since 2010, the disease has decreased by more than half. Volunteer malaria workers located in remote and difficult to access villages play an important role in the small landlocked country’s fight against malaria.