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Financial statements

UN Women is grateful for the commitment from its growing family of donors. 2015 set a new record for the number of countries contributing to UN Women’s regular resources (core) revenue with 146 government donors, getting us closer to our target of 150 contributing Member States.

However, the year 2015 also brought unforeseen challenges for regular resources (core) due to negative exchange rate variations. Total 2015 voluntary contributions revenue is USD 307 million, a 5.1% decrease over the USD 322.8 million received in 2014.

Total contributions for 2015 comprised USD 136.1 million for regular resources (core) (USD 163.7 million in 2014) and USD 171 million for other resources (non-core) (USD 159.2 million in 2014). UN Women is very encouraged by the growth of its other resources (non-core) revenue and will exert all efforts to regain the growth momentum for its regular resources (core) revenue from previous years by further increasing dialogue and resource mobilization efforts with our donors.

Statement of Financial Performance

expressed in thousands of US$

For the year ended on 31 December 2015

Regular Resources 136,054
Other Resources 170,926
Assessed Resources 7,505
Investment income 2,840
Other Revenue 1,543
Revenue: exchange transactions 120


  1. These statements have been prepared on an accrual basis, in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Under the accrual basis of accounting, revenues and expenses are recognized in the financial statements in the period to which they relate.
  2. Assessed contributions are issued as an annual allotment from the United Nations regular budget, and are assessed and approved for a two year budget period. The amount of these contributions is then apportioned between the two years.

To see the full list of contributions to UN Women, please see pp. 44-47 of the PDF.