About us

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. Learn more

Alia El-Yassir is UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey since September 2018. She previously worked as the UN Women Special Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and was volunteer for a number of women’s and human rights NGOs. 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

Join the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and make an impact on gender equality. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for a number of assignments. Learn more

UN Women procures more than USD 100 million worth of services and goods each year to support its programme of work. UN Women is committed to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide while delivering green results, with an emphasis on transparency and effectiveness. 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