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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

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

Through regional offices in Dakar and Nairobi, and a number of country and multi-country offices, UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries, in close collaboration with governments, the UN system and civil society. Learn more

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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

UN Women regional, multi-country and country offices in the Africa region. Learn more