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Mon 29/05/17
  Following up from last week's interview with Director of UNOPS Procurement, Patricia Moser, Greening the Blue looks into what UNOPS is doing to improve the way they do sustainable procurement.
Mon 22/05/17
To mark the start of a series of profiles on UN sustainable procurement champions, Greening the Blue met with Patricia Moser, Director of the Procurement Group at UNOPS, to find out more about the UN's approach to sustainable procurements. Here's...
Fri 20/01/17
Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the UN to tackle climate change by measuring and reducing emissions, and offsetting any emissions that cannot be reduced. UNOPS has made a firm commitment to excel in this effort. In 2015, UNOPS...
Thu 08/12/16
As of July 2016, UNOPS Office in Accra has achieved an 80% decrease in paper consumption, compared to previous months. What had triggered such an impressive change? The achievement came after the Office received the prestigious ISO 14001...
Thu 17/11/16
UNOPS has received its second gold level from the world's leading purchasing and supply association for best practice in sustainable procurement. UNOPS is the only United Nations organization – and one of only five organizations in the world – to...
Thu 13/10/16
UNOPS has launched a new report based on the Global Reporting Initiative to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. In a recent article published in Development Today Executive Director Grete Faremo explained what this means for...
Wed 11/06/14
For the second year in a row, UNOPS has purchased certified emission reduction (CER) units to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by its office activities around the world. This year, more than 14,500 CERs were purchased to cover UNOPS...
Wed 29/01/14
UNOPS has been awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 certification, recognizing the organization’s commitment to protecting the environment when managing construction sites. UNOPS implements a wide range of development projects in some of the world’s...
Wed 27/11/13
UNOPS has recently launched a new UN Web Buy catalogue of photovoltaic (PV) power equipment and systems in another step towards helping the United Nations and its partners achieve climate neutrality. 
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