The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Sustainable Development Cluster

Contact details

10 Grand Central

155 East 44th Street,14th Floor

New York, New York 10017

USA

Tel: +1 232 457 1800

From New York, UNOPS Sustainable Development Cluster supports the UN Secretariat and other partners by providing a range of services for global programmes. Our support, including technology and grant management services, as well as for development and special initiatives, spans around 125 countries.

UN Technology Support Services

UNOPS Technology Support Services portfolio delivers technology- and innovation-focused project services to various UN and non-UN partners at central, regional and country levels. Supported by the New York Service Cluster, more than 400 personnel work within programme implementation teams around the globe, including from UN offices and mission locations in Finland, Spain, Turkey and Somalia.

Grant Management Services

UNOPS Grant Management Services is the organization’s one-stop-shop for managing environmental programmes and projects. The team supports a portfolio of grants currently worth more than $200 million in operations spread across 120 countries. This includes small community-level grants that foster local capacity building, as well as economic development.

Development and Special Initiatives

UNOPS Development and Special Initiatives team is dedicated to working with UN partners and Member States based in New York. The portfolio provides support to the multiple initiatives and priorities of the UN Secretary-General for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda as well as to the UN Secretariat in the implementation of global programmes in the field of political affairs and peacebuilding, among others.

More information

  • UN Technology Support Services

    Supported UNOPS Global Innovation Challenges led by our Global Innovation Centres in Antigua and Barbuda, Japan and Sweden which support entrepreneurs, programmers and developers in the creation and implementation of ideas that could contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and help solve real world challenges. Activities are supported by key partners including from various levels of government and the private sector.

    Key partners

    • Office of Information and Communications Technology
    • Executive Office of the Secretary-General and its UN Global Pulse initiative
    • UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    • UNOPS Global Innovation Aid and Global Innovation Centre programmes


  • Grant Management Services

    Supported the implementation of small grants projects that benefit local community organizations, including grassroot initiatives, across 25 countries. These grants focus on a range of community-level concerns, including biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, land degradation and sustainable forest management projects, among others.

    Key partners

    • UN Development Programme Nature, Climate and Energy - Environmental Finance for the Small Grants Programme
    • UN Member States

  • Development and Special Initiatives

    Collaborated with UN agencies in support of global programmes and campaigns such as ‘HeForShe’ (promoting gender equality) and the Global Programme on Nature for Development. Project management and human resource expertise and support is also provided to the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Team, which aims to build coalitions and mobilize action to fight climate change.

    Key partners

    • UN Secretariat
    • UN Women
    • UNDP
    • UN Member States


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