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 [...]

26 January 2018

Statement by Grete Faremo to the UNOPS Executive Board

26 January 2018 - This was UNOPS first official statement to new members of the 2018 Executive Board. Ms. Faremo spoke to UNOPS new four-year strategic plan, and its three contribution goals – efficiency, effectiveness and access to new funding – underscoring how these areas position the organization to further enhance UN cooperation and [...]

29 November 2017

Global Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) are co-hosting this event to create awareness of the global goals for sustainable development and the business opportunities they provide for ensuring its achievement. Date and time: December 5, 2017, 09:30-17:00 Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

13 November 2017

World Identity Network and United Nations team up to launch innovative blockchain pilot to help prevent child trafficking

13 November 2017 - ​​A first in the world, this project is part of a broader effort titled "Blockchain For Humanity", announced during the Humanitarian Blockchain Summit in New York on November 10, 2017. According to United Nations statistics, nearly half of the world's children under the age of five do not possess a birth certificate.  The global estimates [...]

31 October 2017

A new network of ‘Possibilities’

31 October 2017 - UNOPS launches its new ‘Possibilities Portal,’ bringing innovation to the fore to help empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world. "The 'Possibilities Portal' is about thinking beyond the here and now to focus on what could be," said UNOPS Procurement Director, Patricia Moser. "It's an acknowledgement that some [...]