Executive Director

Achieving gender equality – Women powering the economic recovery

UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous and Ms. Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, engaged in conversation during the UN SDG Moment on 20 September 2021 in advance of UNGA 76. The discussion highlighted the specific impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and girls, with reflection on the opportunity to reimagine and reshape policy in ways that maximize SDG progress between now and 2030. More ►

About the Executive Director
UN Women Executive Director Sima Sami Bahous. Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.
Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Ms. Sima Bahous became UN Women’s third Executive Director on 30 September 2021. Biographical sketch