Welcome to the United Nations Office for Partnerships

  • Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) and George Weah (right), President of the Republic of Liberia, speak during the closing ceremony of the National Reconciliation Conference at City Hall in Monrovia, Liberia.
  • Indigenous girls in northern Guatemala must often travel great distances to get to school, a factor that leads to high drop out rates. Bicycles help them stay in school. © UNFPA/Alejandro De Leon

Welcome to UNOP

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes, under Sustainable Development Goal 17, a call to revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, including through multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources toward achievement of the Goals. 

The United Nations Office for Partnerships strives to serve as a gateway for partnership building between the private sector, foundations and other non-State actors and the United Nations system in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In this role, the Office has four primary functions:


Coronavirus Response - OPEN BRIEF

In response to the global Coronavirus crisis, and the urgent need to reach the widest possible audience with fact based messaging, the United Nations issued an OPEN BRIEF to the creative community through the SDG Strategy Hub inviting the world’s creatives to develop engaging content around key six areas based on WHO and UN priority actions. Over a brief two weeks, tens of thousands of artists all across the world have come together to support the United Nations and WHO's efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.  We encourage everyone to visit the Content Hub on Talenthouse, where a curated selection of Open Brief content is readily available for your immediate download, dissemination and sharing. All content is free to use by anyone in agreement with the creator, although it is asked that artists are kindly credited.  For media inquires, please email: Strategyhub@un.org.




News & Events

13 July 2018

The 2018 annual global Partnership Exchange will be held in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to discuss and showcase the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A special focus will be on reviewing partnerships and voluntary commitments around the six SDGs (6,7,11,12,15,17) that are under in-depth review at the HLPF, and showcasing and sharing best practices and lessons learned.

12 July 2018

On the eve of the Partnership Exchange, a Partnership Expo will be held onboard the Peace Boat ship, which will be anchored on the west side of Manhattan in New York. The Expo will provide a venue for partnership exhibitions, dialogue and networking.The partnership exhibitions will demonstrate how successful partnerships are effectively driving implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals that are under an in-depth review at the 2018 High-level Political Forum. 

10 July 2018

UNOP is coming together with key players from the UN system and civil society will discuss and explore the elements of what a Partnership on Sustainable Fashion could look like. The fashion industry presents a unique platform that galvanizes and engages masses across generations, genders, demographics, and social groups. It represents a creative industry with strong cultural ties and historical heritage, and provides an opportunity to have a tremendous impact and bring people together globally to rally around the SDGs.

Learn more about our projects

Click on the images below to find out more about some of our projects.


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Career Opportunities

The United Nations is comprised of various funds, programmes, as well as specialized agencies. These bodies cover virtually every humanitarian, economic, political and legal field. For better understanding of the UN system, please consult the United Nations System Chart. Available positions can be found on the Inspira Human Resources Gateway. Please note that your application has a better chance of being considered if it is submitted in connection with an advertised vacancy and follows the recruitment guidelines of the respective organization.

Warning! False vacancy announcements of employment offers and internships : False job openings and internships have been repeatedly circulated in the name of the UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP). As part of the UN Secretariat, UNFIP posts vacancies only at careers.un.org . Please disregard any emails, or non-UN websites, purporting to announce UNFIP job vacancies.