The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Peace and Security Cluster

Key partners

  • UN Secretariat
  • UNDP

UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has over 25 years of experience implementing projects in challenging environments – where security and logistics can be obstacles for peace, security, humanitarian and development work.

PSC offers project management, human resources, procurement, and contract management services to partners. Additionally, it provides support in innovation, risk management and oversight to the UN Secretariat, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and others through 19 field programs worldwide.

The work of PSC spans various projects and programmes. This includes aiding peacekeeping efforts and enhancing explosive threat management capabilities in Mali, as well as assisting in locally-driven solutions for addressing conflict-related explosive hazards issues in Colombia.

PSC helps partners strengthen their capabilities, become more adaptable, manage risks effectively, optimize costs, and improve overall quality.

Key information

  • UNOPS PSC has contributed to

    • Conducting assessments for explosive hazards along 11,540 km of roads and c clearing 360 square kilometres from explosive hazards, in 2021
    • Supporting Colombia's peace accord and reintegration process through a humanitarian demining collective that trains former civil war combatants.
    • Enabling the resumption of reconstruction efforts in Fallujah, Iraq, by deploying underwater clearance teams to remove explosive devices from the Iron Bridge's waters. This has resulted in the daily passage of 10,000 vehicles, ensuring that people can work, children can attend school, and life-saving equipment can be delivered.
    • Enhancing safety in Côte d'Ivoire by participating in efforts to disarm, demobilize, and reintegrate former soldiers.Reducing threats to UN peacekeepers and staff in Mali and Somalia through specially trained explosive detection dogs.

  • Information and knowledge management, and technical expertise

    PSC’s project, programme and portfolio management operating platform integrates various tools into a single place. These tools support human resources, talent management, supply chain and contract management activities, which assist partners to achieve the long-term goals of their programmes.

    In addition, the platform offers resources to support partners to achieve maximum impact and contribute to sustainable development. These encompass knowledge and data management, risk management, and gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

    Partners also benefit from real-time progress tracking and monitoring through data analytics tools, enabling them to make informed decisions, prioritize sustainable development goals, and enhance overall efficiency.

  • Contact details

    Peace and Security Cluster

    UNOPS New York Portfolios Office

    10 Grand Central

    155 East 44th Street, 14th Floor

    New York, New York 10017

    USA

    Tel: +1 212 457 1800

Improving safety and security in post-conflict countries

Explosive hazards prevent children from going to school, inhibit farmers from working the land and block the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance. Each year they kill or injure thousands of people around the world.

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