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Jorge Moreira da Silva, UNOPS Executive Director, delivers opening remarks during a high-level event on sustainable energy infrastructure in Ukraine at UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark.  July 2023.

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UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • History of UNOPS from JIU/REP/98/5 (A/53/788)
    • 2010: A/RES/65/176 endorsed an updated governance structure
      • Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS
      • see UNDP page for pattern of documentation
    • 1994: Became a "separate and identifiable entity" by General Assembly decision 48/501 of 19 Sept. 1994 (see p.59 of A/48/49 (Vol.II))
    • 1975: Renamed Office for Projects Execution
    • 1973: Established as Project Execution Division of UNDP
  • Flagship Publication
  • Executive Directors
    • 2023- : Jorge Moreira da Silva (Portugal)
      • Press release SG/A/2192
    • 2022-2023 : Jens Wandel (Denmark) ad interim chief
    • 2014-2022 : Grete Faremo (Norway)
      • Press release SG/A/1466-BIO/4588
    • 2006-2014 : Jan Mattsson (Sweden)
      • Press release SG/A/1003-BIO/3768
    • 2003-2006: Nigel Fisher (Canada)
      • Press release SG/A/842-BIO/3499