UN Women relies almost entirely on voluntary financial contributions to sustain its work and programmes for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The overwhelming majority of these contributions come from United Nations Member States.
A growing number have affirmed through generous commitments that the resounding political support for the formation of UN Women needs to be matched through considerably enhanced investments. This is particularly essential as UN Women steers a course through a formative period. A critical mass of resources will propel a positive cycle where we will be able to develop capacities, deliver results and build on continued support.
Moving forward, we will advance efforts to sustain and further enlarge the unearmarked core resources, gaining greater flexibility, responsiveness and impact in our programmes. We are also actively exploring new funding mechanisms and partnerships, including with the private sector and emerging economies, to tap diverse pools of resources for women.