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UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (centre), Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), speaks with Philippa Jane King (right), Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN, and Raimonda Murmokaité, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the UN, 2014; UN Photo 583212

 

UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)

  • Established by A/RES/64/289 of 2 July 2010
  • Executive Board
    • Governs the operational activities of UN Women and provides operational policy guidance to the Entity
    • Sessional reports
      • Issued for each session held during a year, not part of Economic and Social Council Official Records
      • UNW/year/--
      • example: UNW/2016/10
  • Commission on the Status of Women
    • Provides normative support functions and normative policy guidance to the Entity
    • See FAQ for more information
  • Annual report
    • Highlights programmes and financial results of the Entity
  • Flagship publications
  • Executive Directors
    • 2013- : Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (South Africa)
      • Press release SG/A/1423-BIO/4491-WOM/1961
    • 2010-2013: Michelle Bachelet (Chile)
      • Press release SG/A/1262-BIO/4237-WOM/1821