United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development initiatives around the world.

UNOPS mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development, while bringing to this task the values and principles of the UN and innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution.

UNOPS tailors its support to the needs of its partners, and can deliver either one key element of a project, offer expert advice or manage entire projects or programmes of various complexity.

UNOPS is the first international organisation that received four most prestigious accreditations for project management by the APMG International and the Project Management Institute.

 

About UNOPS in Serbia

In Serbia, UNOPS has been active since 2000; in 2012, it established Serbia Project Centre, which grew into Operations Centre in 2017.

The objective of Serbia Operations Centre is to support the Government of the Republic of Serbia and other partners to create better living conditions and prosperity for the citizens. Through the projects whose value has exceeded 100 million Euros in the past five years, UNOPS Serbia has worked to accelerate development of some of the poorest areas in the country, to implement post disaster relief measures, to support reforms of administration and to facilitate European integrations. Organisational efforts are also focussed on provision of support to vulnerable and marginalised communities.

UNOPS Serbia team is composed of high-quality local experts who play an active role in the country's development and implement projects ranging from infrastructure to social inclusion, from procurement to employment facilitation and capacity development, all with the good governance and gender equality as transversal themes. While using local contractors, UNOPS Serbia sets international standards and promotes national ownership and engagement of beneficiaries.

UNOPS Serbia key donors have been the European Union, Switzerland and Norway, joined also by the United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, France and the Czech Republic.

UNOPS cooperates with other United Nations agencies and has been implementing projects with the UN OHCHR, IOM, ILO, UNICEF, UNEP, UN Women and WHO.

For details about UNOPS projects in Serbia, please see UNOPS Serbia Factsheet.

You can find more details about the areas of work UNOPS Serbia specialises in the factsheets about:

Infrastructure

Social Justice and Inclusion

Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience