UN Coordination

UN Women Strategy

UN Women leads and coordinates the overall efforts of the UN system to support the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities. We provide expertise to incorporate gender equality in the programmes of other UN organizations. This will help the UN system stay on top of its internal commitments to women.


As the chair of the UN Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality in South Asia, UN Women helps orchestrate the efforts of different UN organizations to promote gender equality across the UN system.

For example in Bangladesh, UN Women and UNDP focus on the economic empowerment of women from 2012-2016.

In India, UN Women works with other UN agencies under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2013-2017. For the first time, the Framework now includes a separate outcome for gender equality.

UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF now also have a common agreement to work on local governance with elected women representatives. For the first time in India, the three UN agencies will combine resources at local, state and national levels to make their programmes on governance and gender more effective.

In Nepal, UN Women is participating with other UN agencies in four joint programmes.

In Pakistan, UN Women is a member of the technical committee for the UN One Programme 2013-2017 and an active member of the United Nations Coordination Team

UN Women is a non-resident member in Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.