South Africa Multi-Country Office

The UN Women Multi-Country Office for Southern Africa (SAMCO) represents the five countries of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa (where the office is located). These five countries are all members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). SAMCO’s works seek to see all women and girls across Southern Africa living safely, with equal access and opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our programmatic priorities are:

  1. Governance and participation in public life
  2. Women’s Economic Empowerment
  3. Ending violence against women
  4. Women, Peace, and Security