1 October 2020

UNOPS: Let’s build a future that empowers all woman and girls

Copenhagen, 1 October 2020 Twenty-five years ago, tens of thousands of activists and delegates came together in China’s capital city to create the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most ambitious roadmap for the empowerment of all women and girls around the world. While countries have made modest but hard-earned gains towards [...]

7 September 2020

UNOPS: Statement by Grete Faremo on United Nations’ 75th Anniversary

Copenhagen, 3 September 2020 “The future world should be more equal, inclusive and sustainable.” On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS, Grete Faremo, shares her take on how to shape the future we want. Join the global, digital conversation about the future we want – and the [...]

2 September 2020

UNOPS: Statement by Grete Faremo to the UNOPS executive board

Copenhagen, 1 September 2020 Under-Secretary-General Faremo delivered a statement to the 2020 Second Regular Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board, held virtually. Ms. Faremo spoke to UNOPS commitment to governments and partners in these unprecedented times. As of today, the organization is projected to deliver over $400 million worth of projects addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

9 July 2020

Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement 2019

Copenhagen, 9 July 2020 United Nations (UN) organizations spent $19.9 billion on goods and services in 2019, according to a new report published by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system. The 2019 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement analyzes the combined annual UN spending on goods and services. It shows that the UN’s [...]

2 July 2020

UNOPS calls on the global community to change the way infrastructure is planned, delivered and managed so that it empowers women and girls

Copenhagen, 2 July 2020 A new report published by UNOPS calls on the global community to change the way infrastructure is planned, delivered and managed so that it empowers women and girls. The report, 'Infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women' examines the numerous barriers women and girls face when trying to access [...]

18 May 2020

UNOPS: The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council becomes the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

Copenhagen, 15 May 2020 The UNOPS-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) new 2021-2025 strategy paves the way for the organization to become the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, to effectively support the world’s most vulnerable people. The establishment of the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund marks a major milestone in the transformation of WSSCC [...]

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. [...]