United Nations Office of Project Services
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.
Danish Institute for International Studies
DIIS is an independent research institution for international studies, financed primarily by the Danish state. We carry out research and analysis on a wide range of issues within the areas of globalisation, security and development. We participate in national and international debates and academic networks, and publish in high-ranking academic journals, always striving to excel in academic scholarship. At the same time, we assess Denmark’s foreign and political situation and inform the Danish media, politicians and the public about our work.
Peace and Stabilisation Response
PSR – an inherent part of the Danish MFA
The political and strategic responsibility of PSR lies with the Stabilization and Security Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Since 2008, the daily administration of IHB/PSR has been handled by NIRAS, an international multidisciplinary consultancy company. The MFA and NIRAS
jointly assess calls for contribution from the EU, OSCE and UN in order to ensure deployment of Danish experts to international missions around the world.
Almost 500 highly qualified experts make up the PSR roster. The PSR members are highly qualified experts within a range of professional fields, ready to be deployed at short notice.
Approximately 160 experts from the roster are deployed each year to undertake a broad selection of assignments. PSR members deployed internationally are considered representatives of the Danish Government.