Meet our people

UN Women is committed to promoting a productive and positive global work environment. We strive to attract, develop, recognize, and retain a diverse community of flexible, highly skilled, and motivated individuals. For an overview of our current personnel see the “UN Women personnel overview”.

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Diversity and inclusion

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.

UN Women diversity and inclusion graphic

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination.  All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credentials and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

Values and competencies

Our values are underpinned by the United Nations values: respect for diversity, integrity, and professionalism. Find out more about UN Women’s values and competencies.

UN Women value and competency framework

Insight into our work