This report provides information and analysis of UN Women’s regular resources in 2022, the first year of the implementation of the UN Women Strategic Plan 2022–2025.
Regular resources, also known as voluntary “core” resources, “unearmarked contributions”, and “unrestricted funding”, are monetary contributions to UN Women’s Strategic Plan.
Regular resources enable the implementation of the triple mandate tasked by the General Assembly. They fund the normative and coordination mandates that are not suited to project funding, and catalytic funding for programming, allowing us to tap into the powerful complementarity between all three aspects of our mandate. They allow UN Women to be agile and responsive to conflict and crisis.
In 2022, 87 funding partners contributed USD 153 million in regular resources. The trust placed in UN Women by these funding partners, their political engagement in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment, and their financial contribution allowed UN Women to work in more than 100 countries and territories, reaching 97 per cent of Strategic Plan output-level development milestones to deliver results for women and girls.
This report identifies the essential ways regular resources enable UN Women to be the leading champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The report visualizes the regular resources “dollar journey” per Strategic Plan Impact Area, demonstrating how strategic and targeted regular resources investments underwrite and leverage large development result portfolios. Flowcharts provide a granular view of development result expenses at regional and systemic outcome level, while success stories from the field showcase regular resources investment results.