The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

UY country flag Uruguay

Key Partners

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Ministry of Transport and Public Works

Municipality of Montevideo

National Customs Directorate

State Purchasing and Contracting Agency

State Health Services Administration

UNOPS has worked in Uruguay since 2005, providing support in infrastructure, procurement and project management. Partners continue to call on UNOPS to supplement their own capacities, provide technical assistance and help improve efficiency and transparency.

Throughout the country, UNOPS works to improve the health sector by constructing hospitals, polyclinics and training centres, including the construction of a center for surveillance, training and counseling on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

The team further helps strengthen the public works sector and improve transportation and road safety. This includes providing technical assistance for road safety audits and inspections, updating road safety regulations and providing training for road safety auditors at the national level in support of the National Roads Department of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works.

Key Information

  • UNOPS Impact in Uruguay

    • Constructed the Regional Hospital in Colonia and nine polyclinics in rural locations in the border departments of Rivera, Artigas, Cerro Largo and Rocha.
    • Constructed and equipped the Honorary Commission to Fight Tuberculosis and Prevalent Diseases.
    • Promoted the efficient use of financial resources and developed road and physical infrastructure through innovative tools together with the Municipality of Montevideo.

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    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: (2021)

    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: (2021)

  • Flag UY Contact Details

    UNOPS Uruguay

    Luis Piera 1992 Planta Baja

    Edificio Mercosur



    Tel: +598 2411 2319


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