13 June 2019

The 2018 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement – Where did the UN spend 18bn last year?

11 June 2019 - United Nations (UN) organizations spent $18.8 billion on goods and services over the year 2018, according to a new report published by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system. The 2018 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement analyzes the total annual UN spend on goods and services. The report also [...]

22 May 2019

UNOPS receives global recognition for promoting supplier diversity and inclusion

22 May 2019 - UNOPS has been awarded the ConnXus Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2019 Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards held in London. The highly competitive category, which included nominees from a range of world-leading private sector companies, recognized UNOPS innovative approach to advancing sustainable procurement, through its UNOPS Possibilities (UP) programme. [...]

13 March 2019

UNOPS Executive Director Calls for Inclusive Infrastructure at CSW63

11 March 2019 - Grete Faremo speaks at opening day of the 63rd Session on the Commission of the Status of Women in New York. At the UNOPS-organized side event, 'Infrastructure and Sustainable Development: How infrastructure can better contribute to the achievement of SDG 5 and the advancement of women,' Ms. Faremo delivered the opening address. [...]

8 March 2019

Gender Dialogues: Unfinished Business

1 March 2019 - With the adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 5 by the UN General Assembly in 2015, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls has achieved an unprecedented place at the centre of the global Agenda 2030. The first of a series of dialogues on driving gender equality forward was held [...]

23 January 2019

A new publication detailing the history and future of UNOPS launched at WEF in Davos

23 January 2019 - Hidden Champions: Smart solutions to impossible challenges – the first comprehensive account ever to be written about UNOPS – reveals unique stories from the organization. The book includes exclusive material on undercover and behind-the-scenes missions and projects in Syria, Yemen, Haiti and beyond. The first comprehensive account ever to be written [...]

27 November 2018

UNOPS and Vinnova launch new global innovation centre in Sweden

Copenhagen, 27 November 2018 - The UNOPS Global Innovation Centre will attract and develop startups that successfully contribute to a sustainable society. Located in the Ideon Science Park in Lund, the centre’s focus area will be on cutting-edge and disruptive technology based on engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics and science, which can have a positive [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

9 August 2018

Third time running: UNOPS receives award for distinction in sustainable procurement

7 August 2018 - UNOPS receives the gold level from the world's leading purchasing and supply association and remains the only United Nations organization to achieve this honour. “UNOPS deserves special commendation for achieving gold three years in a row […]. They are the only organization to have reached this level consistently and were particularly [...]

21 June 2018

What did the UN buy for $18.6 billion in 2017

21 June 2018 - The Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement examines the combined spending on goods and services of 40 UN organizations, compiled by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system. “With a purchasing power of more than $18 billion, the UN system has the potential to significantly advance sustainable development through [...]