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News : UNOPS and Accenture Form Agreement to Pave Way for Future Collaboration
Brussels, Belgium March, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further enable cooperation between the two organizations on humanitarian and development projects in certain locations around the world.
Under terms of the agreement, UNOPS can gain access to Accenture’s in-depth business, technology and digital experience, from strategy to execution, to deliver development solutions. In particular, Accenture Development Partnerships will provide services related to supply chain management, digital technology and the creation and management of cross-sector partnerships, strengthening UNOPS’ ability to deliver development solutions that have a lasting impact.
Nikolaj Gilbert, UNOPS Director of Partnerships, said: "We are delighted to forge this new relationship with Accenture. Combining our core competencies will enable us to provide new and impactful advisory and implementation services that can help address the complex operational challenges encountered on the ground. Together we will be able to undertake new projects for the benefit of people in need."
Marty Rodgers, Accenture’s Global Client Account Lead for the United Nations, said: "Accenture has been honoured to support the United Nations system, from the Secretariat to various Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies, to help solve some of its most complex and mission-critical strategy, technology and operations challenges. We are proud to have the opportunity to extend this relationship further into the field with UNOPS and its partners through our Accenture Development Partnerships business model."
Posted by: Laura Collins, Editorial Management
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Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, and technologies to help clients improve their performance.
About UN Office for Project Services:
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners in the aid world. The organization's global headquarters are located within UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark and it has more than 20 country offices around the world.
Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2016