UN-Women Executive Board

The United Nations General Assembly, through General Assembly resolution 64/289, decided to establish the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to be known as UN-Women a composite entity of the UN system from 1 January 2011.

The General Assembly also established the UN-Women Executive Board as the Governing Body of the Entity to provide intergovernmental support to and supervision of its operational activities (paragraph 50 and 57)


The rules of procedure of the Executive Board (UNW/2011/6) were adopted by the Board in 2011. Functions and working methods of the Executive Board are described in the Informal Guide to the UN-Women Executive Board


Joint Calendar – Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF & UN-Women

UN-Women Executive Board Calendar 2022*

Documents of Executive Board sessions, informal briefings, and other meetings in 2022:

  • First Regular Session, 14-15 February
  • Pre-session in advance of the Annual Session, 25 May
  • Joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP, 3 June
  • Annual Session, 21-22 June
  • Pre-session in advance of the Second Regular Session, 25 August
  • Second Regular Session, 13 September

Previous years can be accessed via the Executive Board Documents page.

Note: All UN-Women Executive Board meetings respect the sustainability initiatives observed across United Nations entities. Documents and statements will be made public on this website and Member State interventions can be accessed via the Executive Board eStatements (UN Journal) portal as soon as they are made available.


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