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President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya today launched the first project as part of an ambitious 100,000 affordable homes agreement between the government of Kenya, UNOPS, and Sustainable Housing Solutions, signed last year on the fringes of the UN General Assembly in New York.
With support from the City of Kobe and the Hyogo Prefecture in Japan, UNOPS will launch a new Global Innovation Centre in Kobe, providing valuable opportunities for public-private sector collaboration to address global challenges.
The two-day event in Buenos Aires focused on giving underrepresented business owners the information needed to help them succeed.
From centre stage at the world’s leading startup event in Helsinki, Finland, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo today launched the organization’s first innovation challenge to advance resilient infrastructure in the face of climate change.
Slush is a not-for-profit movement that creates and helps the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs – all in the name of uniting the tech communities to solve the most meaningful problems of our time. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is participating in the event.
The two UN agencies are working together to provide support to Palestinian shelters delivering services for women and girls who have survived – or who are at risk of – gender-based violence.
UNOPS Sweden-based Global Innovation Centre was inaugurated today, harnessing the critical role that public-private partnerships can provide towards the 2030 Agenda.
To improve living conditions for returnee populations living in newly liberated areas, UNOPS – with funding from the government of Japan – is helping to provide renewable energy and emergency waste disposal services in three Iraqi governorates.
Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo today welcomed UN Secretary-General António Guterres to Copenhagen, Denmark, in a visit focused on building momentum on climate action.
Keynote speech by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS at the 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit, Copenhagen – 10 October 2019
What does good governance mean for cities and what will it take to align city priorities with the objectives of the Paris Agreement? UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will join mayors and climate governance leaders from around the world at a session of the 2019 C40 Summit titled ‘Accelerating climate action through good governance’, to explore why good governance lies at the heart of climate leadership. The C40 Summit will be attended by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
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 2018 Sustainability Report.