The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Peace and Security Cluster

Key partners

  • UN Mine Action Service
  • UN Development Programme

UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has more than 25 years of implementing projects in complex environments, where security and logistical challenges hamper peace and security, humanitarian and development activities.

The cluster provides its partners with project management, human resources, procurement and contract management services as well as provides innovation, risk management and oversight support to the UN Mine Action Service’s (UNMAS) 19 field programmes around the world.

PSC manages a range of projects and programmes – from supporting peacekeeping efforts, strengthening explosive threat management capacity in Mali, to building nationally owned solutions to address the explosive legacy of conflict in Colombia. 

PSC supports partners with expanding capacities, improving agility, managing risks, boosting cost-effectiveness and increasing quality.

Key information

  • Impact

    UNOPS PSC has contributed to:

    • Supporting Colombia’s peace accord and reintegration process through a humanitarian demining collective that trains former civil war combatants.
    • Enabling reconstruction efforts to resume in Fallujah, Iraq, by deploying underwater clearance teams to clear explosive devices from the Iron Bridge’s waters. As a result, 10,000 vehicles can cross the bridge each day, which allows people to go to work, children to go to school, and food and life-saving equipment to be delivered.
    • Increasing safety in Côte d'Ivoire by helping with efforts to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate former soldiers. This includes reconstruction of weapons and ammunition storage facilities, which has helped secure 75 per cent of the country's weapons.
    • Reducing threats to UN peacekeepers and staff in Mali and Somalia by using specially trained dogs that can find explosives. These explosive detection dogs search vehicles, luggage and buildings, allowing for the safe removal of any dangerous weapons or explosives.

  • Information and knowledge management, and technical expertise

    PSC's project, programme and portfolio management (P3M) operating platform combines human resources, talent management, supply chain and contract management tools in one place to help partners achieve long-term goals for their programmes.

    To support partners with achieving maximum impact and contributing to sustainable development, the platform also has additional features like knowledge and data management, risk management, and gender and diversity inclusion tools. Partners can track and monitor their progress in real time using data analytics tools, which helps them make more informed decisions, prioritize sustainable development goals and improve their efficiency.

  • Contact details

    Peace and Security Cluster

    UNOPS New York Portfolios Office

    10 Grand Central

    155 East 44th Street,14th and 15th Floor

    New York, New York 10017


    Tel: +1 2132 457 1800

    Amir Omeragic, Director of UNOPS PSC:

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