About us

UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Learn more

UN Women's Directorate consists of Executive Director Designate Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Directors John Hendra and Lakshmi Puri. Learn more

According to UN General Assembly resolution 64/289, which established UN Women, the organization is governed by a multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure. Learn more

Several international agreements guide the work of UN Women. Learn more

UN Women is committed to independent and objective internal oversight to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. Learn more

UN Women regularly evaluates its own work to enhance accountability, inform decision-making and contribute to learning on the best ways to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality. Learn more

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. Learn more

UN Women purchases goods and services from vendors and consultants to support the organization’s programme delivery. Learn more