Partnerships are the foundation of all aspects of UN Women’s work. Having a broad array of partners who make distinct contributions fosters a widely shared commitment to upholding women’s human rights. This translates into stronger capacities for action, including through sustainable coalitions that accelerate progress towards gender equality.
Voluntary financial contributions sustain UN Women’s programmes and affirm support for gender equality goals. Funding comes from governments, foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals. A minimum of US$500 million has been set as the annual operating budget for UN Women. A number of donor governments have made generous commitments to reach this objective.
- 2013 Core Contributions and Pledges to UN Women
- 2013 Regional Overview of Government Donors
- 2012 Top 20 Core Contributors (pie chart)
- 2012 Top 20 Core Contributors
- 2012 Core Contributions and Pledges to UN Women
- 2011-2012 Top 10 Government Contributors (Core and Non-Core)
- 2011 Core Contributions and Pledges to UN Women
National Women’s Machineries
Typically serving as central coordinating units for women’s affairs within national governments, these promote the integration of gender equality measures across national policies and programmes. They are vital partners in the process of developing national actions to achieve international agreements on women’s rights, including the Beijing Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. read more »
UN Women offers businesses and foundations a unique opportunity to align with the world’s leading organization dedicated to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women. We are strongly committed to working with the corporate sector on common agendas leveraging collective strengths. Our multi-faceted partnerships are integrated into public affairs, philanthropic, marketing and communications strategies. read more »
Civil society advocates make critical contributions to the global policy framework on women’s empowerment and gender equality through the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women. They play important roles in holding international and national leaders accountable for commitments to gender equality and women’s rights, and are involved in implementing UN Women’s programmes in individual countries. read more »
National Committees are active in 18 countries as independent, non-governmental organizations that support the mission of UN Women. They conduct membership programmes, advocacy, public education about UN Women and global women’s issues, and fundraising for UN Women’s programmes around the world. read more »
People of international stature in the arts, culture and politics support UN Women. They lend their names, talents and time to advocacy for gender equality that has broad reach and high impact. read more »