UN-Women Executive Board

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 Procedure.

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

First regular session 2015  9 February 2015  PaperSmart portal
Annual session 2015  30 June-3 July 2015  PaperSmart portal
Second regular session 2015 15-17 September 2015  PaperSmart portal

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  • Strategic Plan 2014–17: Making this the century for women

    Strategic Plan 2014–17: Making this the century for women
    This brochure summarizes UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014–2017 and presents the organization’s vision, goals and plan of action in a number of critical areas to support gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. More »

  • Annual Report 2013-2014 cover

    Annual Report 2013–2014
    The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. More »