About us

UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Learn more

Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Learn more

Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir is UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey. Appointed in November 2013, she previously worked as UN Women Country Director in Afghanistan and was active in politics in her native Iceland at all levels including as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mayor of Reykjavík. Learn more

Several international agreements guide the work of UN Women. Learn more

UN Women is committed to independent and objective internal oversight to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. Learn more

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. Learn more

UN Women purchases goods and services from suppliers in an efficient, fair and transparent manner to support the organization’s mandate: to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide. It also provides tools for others to achieve socioeconomic objectives through practicing and encouraging gender-responsive procurement. Learn more

In Europe and Central Asia, UN Women has a strong foundation with a presence in: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Learn more