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Iraq is home to the fourth* largest population of internally displaced persons in the world. At the height of the Iraq conflict, more than 3.4 million people were forced to flee their homes.
The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 as a successor of the Nansen Initiative. It is a state-led and multi-stakeholder driven initiative aiming at providing greater protection to people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the adverse effects of climate change.
Background and Executive Summary
Launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) has been following-up on the work started by the Nansen Initiative to implement the recommendations of the Nansen Initiative Protective Agenda, endorsed by over 100 governmental delegations during a Global Consultation in October 2015.
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
What is expected?
Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.
The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.
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Improving access to social services in Afghanistan
29 MARCH 2015 | ADDIS ABABA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to intensify collaboration on sustainable management of health programmes and projects in Africa. The agreement is the first of its kind between WHO and UNOPS in the African region.
United Nations increases health spending in 2013
COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.
Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012
COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.
Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars
COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.
UN procurement at $15.4 billion in 2012
COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $15.4 billion in 2012, with some of the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, transportation and construction.
COPENHAGEN – Natural disasters cost the world $100 billion a year, the equivalent of Africa’s entire yearly infrastructure budget, said a top engineer during her lecture at UNOPS headquarters last week.
Jo da Silva is the head of Arup International Development, a not-for-profit design and engineering body that works in partnership with humanitarian and development organizations such as UNOPS.
In 2012, UNOPS provided partners with transparent, accountable management services that met world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By doing so it enabled partners to deliver tangible results to people in need.
Como parte de nuestra política para infraestructura sostenible, la cual establece un enfoque sostenible basado en los derechos humanos para todas las actividades de infraestructura de UNOPS, nos hemos comprometido a ejecutar proyectos de infraestructura de acuerdo con la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad. Esto incluye incorporar el concepto de “diseño universal”, definido por la Convención para asegurar que las instalaciones y servicios son accesibles para todas las personas.
L’UNOPS intensifie ses efforts pour s’assurer que tous ses projets garantissent les droits et l’accès des personnes handicapées.
UNOPS is increasing its drive to ensure that all projects promote rights and access for people with disabilities.
As part of our policy for sustainable infrastructure, which establishes a sustainable, human rights-based approach for all UNOPS infrastructure activities, we have committed to implementing infrastructure projects in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This includes incorporating the concept of ‘universal design’, defined by the CRPD to ensure that facilities and services are accessible to all people.
COPENHAGUE – Des informations concernant les dépenses des organisations des Nations Unies effectuées au cours des cinq dernières années sont maintenant disponibles à partir du nouveau centre de données ouvertes de l’UNOPS, une réalisation qualifiée de « pas de géant pour la transparence » dans les domaines de l’aide humanitaire et du développement.
1 November 2012
COPENHAGEN – Data covering five years of spending by United Nations organizations has now been made available on UNOPS new open information hub, in what has been called a “giant step for transparency” in aid and development.
UNOPS report highlights sustainable results
COPENHAGEN - UNOPS has published a new report detailing the operational support provided to its partners’ humanitarian, peacebuilding and development projects in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $14.3 billion in 2011, down slightly on the previous year.