UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous.Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

Sima Sami Bahous
Executive Director
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Sima Sami Bahous became UN Women’s third Executive Director on 30 September 2021. A champion for women and girls, gender equality, and youth empowerment, as well as a keen advocate for quality education, poverty alleviation, and inclusive governance, Ms. Bahous brings to the position more than 35 years of leadership experience at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels, coupled with expertise in advancing women’s empowerment and rights, addressing discrimination and violence, and promoting sustainable socio-economic development towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Full bio

Regional Director, Christine Arab

Christine Arab
Regional Director of UN Women Asia and the Pacific and
UN Women Representative to the Kingdom of Thailand

Christine Arab has dedicated over 25 years to advancing gender equality and women’s human rights within the UN System, working across Asia, the Pacific, the Arab States, the Caribbean, the Balkans and the Southern Caucasus ... Full bio