According to UN General Assembly resolution 64/289, which established UN Women, the organization is governed by a multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure as follows:
“(a) … the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Commission on the Status of Women shall constitute the multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure for the normative support functions and shall provide normative policy guidance to the Entity;
“(b) … the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Executive Board of the Entity shall constitute the multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure for the operational activities and shall provide operational policy guidance to the Entity.”
UN Women Governing Documents
- UN General Assembly resolution 64/289 on system-wide coherence (A/RES/64/289). Paragraphs 49–90 relate to the establishment of UN Women.
- UN General Assembly resolution 63/311 on system-wide coherence (A/RES/63/311)
- Comprehensive proposal for the composite entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women: Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/588)