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● United Nations (UN) organizations spent $22.3 billion on goods and services in 2020, an increase of 12.3 per cent since 2019

● This increase was driven by substantial increases in health-related equipment and supply purchases as the UN supported COVID-19 response efforts.

● The health sector saw the biggest amount of spending, with spending on medical equipment tripling compared to 2019 to reach $2.2 billion.

United Nations (UN) organizations spent $22.3 billion on goods and services in 2020, according to a new report published by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system.

The 2020 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement analyzes the combined annual UN spending on goods and services.

It shows that the UN’s procurement increased by over 12 per cent since 2019, an increase of $2.4 billion. This increase was driven by substantial increases in health related equipment and supply purchases as the UN supported...

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