UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN-Women Executive Board

Second regular session of UN Women Executive Board on 28 November 2012 at the United Nations' headquarters in New York City. (Photo: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina.)

The Executive Board governs the operational activities of UN-Women and provides operational policy guidance to the Entity (General Assembly resolution 64/289, paragraph 57(b)). Members of the Executive Board are elected for a period of three years. The work of the Executive Board is guided by its Rules of Procedures.

The Executive Board engages with Boards and Governing Bodies of other United Nations entities in an effort to harmonize approaches to operational activities. These engagements provide opportunities for sharing experiences and coordinating operational responses on gender equality and the empowerment of women across the United Nations system. 

The UN-Women Executive Board holds three main meetings a year:

  • First regular session (usually in January)
  • Annual session (usually in June)
  • Second regular session (usually in September)

All meetings of the UN-Women Executive Board are PaperSmart. Documents and statements will be made public on this website and in the Executive Board PaperSmart portal as they become available.

Executive Board upcoming schedule

Second regular session 2014 15-16 September PaperSmart portal
Documents