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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
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Overview Where the money goes Financial flows About our work
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10 Outcome and Organizational Results
$10.57 M Planned Budget
$10.11 M Actual Budget
$467.84 K Shortfall

Financial flows in 2023 towards impact areas and systemic outcomes

Find out where UN Women's resources come from, where they go and how they are changing the lives of women and girls.
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Find out where UN Women's resources come from, where they go and how they are changing the lives of women and girls.

Budget sources Where resources
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Recipient countries Where resources go Impact areas What resources are
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About our work

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The UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) was established in Cairo, Egypt, in 2012. ROAS covers 17 countries across the Arab States region, including countries with low, medium and high income and several countries currently experiencing serious crisis impacting on overall human development.

ROAS exercises the triple mandate of UN Women to support Member States to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls: the development of norms and standards; regional programmes to support Member States and civil society actors to implement such norms and standards; and inter-agency coordination to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by all UN actors in the region.

ROAS’s work in the region is guided by its four-year Strategic Note (2018 - 2021), which is aligned with the global UN Women Strategic Plan, and by key international frameworks for the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, including the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

ROAS supports UN Women country offices in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the State of Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen. ROAS also provides technical assistance to Kuwait, Bahrain and Syria as a non-resident agency and works closely with the UN Women liaison office in the UAE.

Drawing on its convening power and regional expertise, ROAS works to forge effective partnerships to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Arab States region and serves as a regional knowledge hub to strengthen multi-stakeholder efforts to support the achievement of Agenda 2030.

In addition, ROAS provides quality assurance and backstopping support to its country offices to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in accordance with Agenda 2030 and key international frameworks.

For more information please visit:


UN Women Arab States | UN Women – Arab States (English)

UN Women Arab States | UN Women – Arab States (Arabic)

Disclaimer and notes
Revenue recognition per management accounts reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy). 2022 figures are preliminary, pending final audit.
Resources shown are only allocated towards development work.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).

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