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United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

unopsLocation: Copenhagen, Denmark


Type: International

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations. They have supported thousands of projects, ensuring the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

UNOPS is a principal service provider in mine action, offering project management and logistics services for projects and programmes managed or funded by the United Nations, international financial institutions, regional and sub-regional development banks or host governments.

For example, UNOPS has facilitated UNMAS engagement in Somalia since 2007 and the removal of thousands of landmines, IEDs and other explosive remnants of war. UNOPS was the primary implementing partner on this operation.

UNOPS has also facilitated similar projects in Nepal, Afghanistan, Western Sahara, Democratic Republic of Congo.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.