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Explore the role UNOPS procurement services play in advancing sustainable development around the world. Using key procurement data, the report shows how UNOPS encourages sustainable procurement, empowers institutions to spend public funds more effectively and supports local economic development.
The Inventory Management Plan is produced to document UNOPS Environmental Inventory process, in support of the Strategy for Sustainability Management in the UN System 2020-2030. It provides a transparent disclosure of the methodology underpinning UNOPS environmental footprint and activity data. The results of the inventory feed into UNOPS Annual Report to the Executive Board, based on the Global Reporting Initiative framework.
UNOPS latest report paves a path towards responding to the climate crisis and building a sustainable future that leaves no one behind, offering recommendations to develop infrastructure that is equitable, accessible, affordable, empowering and does no harm.
The vulnerabilities of health systems around the world have been laid bare by climate change, conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic. Research published by Economist Impact, supported by UNOPS, brings expert perspectives together to examine actions that can strengthen the resilience of health systems.
The Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the United Nations system in support of its operations around the world.
The Technical Guidance for Prison Planning document provides design and planning guidance toward the development of correctional infrastructure that meets human rights obligations. Based on the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Mandela Rules) and more recent international norms and standards, the manual puts forth a clear methodology and actionable parameters to achieve safe, decent, and humane detention facilities.
A report from UNOPS, the UN Environment Programme and the University of Oxford reveals that infrastructure is responsible for 79 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions – and calls for radical changes in the way governments plan, design and manage infrastructure to support a low-emission and resilient future.
The 2020 Sustainability Report gives a flavour of the breadth of our support to partners around the world – helping advance sustainable and inclusive development.
The report draws attention to the significant potential of infrastructure to protect communities from economic, environmental and societal crises that can lead to conflict and instability.
The report calls on the global community to change the way infrastructure is planned, delivered and managed to empower women and girls and take us one step closer to realizing the 2030 Agenda.