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 2021

Documents of Executive Board sessions, informal briefings, and other meetings in 2021:


Midterm Review of the Strategic Plan, 2014-2017

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UN Women Strategic Plan 2018–2021

UN Women Strategic Plan 2018–2021
The Strategic Plan 2018–2021 outlines UN Women’s strategic direction, objectives and approaches to support efforts to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. It supports the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and contributes to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

UN Women Annual Report 2016–2017

Annual Report 2016–2017
The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. More

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