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 operational activities of UN-Women are governed by the Executive Board based on General Assembly resolution 64/289, paragraph 57(b), which stipulates that “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.”

The Board also engages with the Executive Boards of other United Nations entities in an effort to harmonize approaches to operational activities. These engagements provide opportunities for sharing experiences and coordinating programme work on gender equality and gender mainstreaming across the UN system. The work of the Executive Board is guided by its Rules of Procedure.

Members of the Executive Board are elected for a period of three years according to guidelines established by the General Assembly in the founding resolution of UN-Women, A/RES/64/289.

Executive Board schedule

Like other Executive Boards, the UN-Women Executive Board holds three main meetings a year: a first regular session in January, an annual session in June, and a second regular session 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.

2014 schedule

First regular session 20 January PaperSmart portal
Joint meeting 3 February PaperSmart portal
Joint field visit of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP 23 March –
1 April
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Annual session 17–19 June PaperSmart portal
Second regular session 15–18 September PaperSmart portal



Joint field visit of the Executive Boards

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