The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Pacific Operations Cluster

Key partners

Australian Government

Joint SDG Fund

United Nations Environment Programme

World Bank

UNOPS supports the implementation of infrastructure, capacity building, programme management and procurement activities across 13 Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) and territories. These include the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Timor Leste, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

By working together with governments and development partners, UNOPS provides tailored solutions to help each of these countries meet their development priorities.

UNOPS further assists PSIDS in tackling the unique development and environmental challenges associated with their small size, remote locations and vulnerability to environmental threats, such as rising sea levels and natural disasters.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact in the Pacific

    • Rehabilitated three health centres to help provide inclusive and equitable health services for the people of Palau, with a focus on resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

    • Strengthened food security by procuring solar-powered chest freezers to the Mili Atoll population in the Marshall Islands, as part of a South-South cooperation initiative. The freezers provide community members with a sustainable way of storing food – including from subsistence farming and fishing – for longer periods.

    • Procured medical supplies and equipment in Palau, Samoa, Marshall Islands and Micronesia to support immediate COVID-19 needs and enhance the delivery of healthcare services across PSIDS. Read more here.

  • 2.5 M
    Population
    ​​Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2017)

    1.54
    CO2 emissions
    CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)

    Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

    Source: data.worldbank.org (2020)

    70
    Life expectancy at birth
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

    Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

    Source: data.worldbank.org (2021)

  • Contact Details

    UNOPS South East Asia and Pacific Multi-Country Office

    PO Box 2466, Kolonia, Pohnpei,

    Federated States of Micronesia

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