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Practical solutions where the needs are greatest – UNOPS 2023 – World

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Serving peace, sustainable development and climate action, our latest annual brochure highlights the impact of UNOPS work in 2023.

With our focus on operations, UNOPS continued to support the UN family, governments and other partners in 2023 to respond to ongoing conflicts and crises, accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , promote climate action and help build a future that leaves no one behind.

Through our expertise in infrastructure, procurement and project management services, we help design, build and rehabilitate critical infrastructure, including 7 hospitals and 49 health centers, 55 schools and 187 kilometers of roads. We purchased $1.6 billion in goods and services, 41 percent of which came from local suppliers. And in more than 80 countries, we implement nearly 1,100 projects on behalf of our partners, delivering around $2.7 billion in services.

Last year, UNOPS worked in some of the world’s most challenging and fragile contexts, implementing meaningful actions that respond to the needs of the most vulnerable.

Jorge Moreira da Silva – UNOPS Executive Director

In 2023, more than 50 percent of our work was conducted in fragile and conflict-affected contexts around the world. From helping to safeguard critical humanitarian aid efforts in Gaza to rebuilding war-damaged schools in Ukraine, building community resilience in Afghanistan and improving health services in Ethiopia – we respond quickly in times of crisis, helping communities respond , recover and rebuild sustainably. shape.

To help advance climate action, we provide a range of practical solutions to help countries mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, and pave the way towards a just, green and resilient transition. Last year, we delivered $66 million in projects in small island developing States, which are among the most vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather.

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28, UNOPS was also selected, along with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, to co-host the Santiago Network Secretariat, which will help mobilize technical assistance for vulnerable nations facing climate-related loss and damage.

In 2023, UNOPS also continued to help address some of the world’s biggest health challenges. While the projects we implemented helped advance all 17 SDGs, more than 210 projects directly contributed to SDG 3: achieving universal health coverage and equitable access to health services for all.

“At UNOPS, we work hard – together with our partners – to help countries close the implementation gap in their efforts to meet the SDGs and advance their climate ambitions,” said Jorge Moreira da Silva.

“As we look to the future, we remain steadfast in our efforts to offer practical solutions to major global challenges, in the service of peace, sustainable development and climate action,” he added.

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