UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
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UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Each year, UNOPS helps a range of partners implement $1 billion worth of aid and development projects in over 80 countries around the world. UNOPS delivers services through its global headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a decentralized network of more than 30 country and partnership offices.
With the support of its partners, UNOPS helps contribute to a UN “fit for purpose” by ensuring a high level of excellence and risk management in its implementation operations, while promoting resilience and national ownership throughout all of its work.
As outlined in its strategic plan 2014-2017, UNOPS is firmly committed to working with diverse actors in order to increase efficiency, innovation and encourage collaboration, while being an enabler and active supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals, as part of the post-2015 development agenda.
On 20 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution reaffirming UNOPS mandate as a central resource for the United Nations system in procurement and contract management, as well as in civil works and physical infrastructure development, including capacity development services. This resolution recognized the contribution that UNOPS can make in providing efficient, cost-effective services to partners in the areas of project management, human resources, financial management and common/shared services.