What is UNOPS?
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We are focused on implementation, with a commitment to UN values and private sector efficiency.
With over 7000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS provides project management, procurement and infrastructure services to governments, donors and UN organizations. Our partners rely on our proven expertise to increase the speed, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of over 1000 projects, often in the most challenging environments.
UNOPS builds infrastructure for sustainable development, such as schools, hospitals and roads in post-disaster and conflict-affected areas, as well as in economies in transition. We provide expert procurement support to help governments buy the goods and services they need. We manage projects and programmes of every size, while simultaneously enhancing the capacity of developing countries to manage their own initiatives.
UNOPS in Brussels, partnering with the European Union
UNOPS works on a broad range of EU-funded programmes and projects around the globe, from the construction of roads and bridges to the promotion of human rights and livelihoods for the most vulnerable. The aim of our presence in Brussels is to increase understanding and coordination between UNOPS and the European Union institutions.
In November 2008, UNOPS signed the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA) with the European Commission which facilitates cooperation between the two institutions. Following the signature of the FAFA, UNOPS Brussels Liaison Office was created in 2009. UNOPS is Pillar-assessed since 2015. Under this framework, UNOPS has implemented projects with DG DEVCO, NEAR, ECHO and FPI.
In 2017, UNOPS became the top 4th UN partner of DG DEVCO and DG NEAR.
Address : UN HOUSE – Boulevard du Régent, 37 – 1000 Brussels
Email : [email protected]
Tel : +32 2 244 00 74
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Brussels Liaison Office Team
Ms. Laetitia Kraus
Representative to the European Union and Head of Brussels Liaison Office OIC
M. Jérôme de Thysebaert
Communication and Advocacy Officer
Ms. Agnese Ratzenberger