Chandra Kala Thapa and her husband Bir Bahadur Thapa, farmers from Chatiune Village in Sindhuli Disrict, Nepal, count earnings from a recent harvest. Chandra participates in the Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment Joint Programme, implemented by UN Women, Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme, and funded by a consortium of donors, which seeks to improve women farmers’ agricultural production and income and change gender-discriminatory attitudes of their male counterparts. Photo: UN Women/Narendra Shrestha.

Photo: UN Women/Narendra Shrestha

2016 financial statements

UN Women is incredibly grateful for its donor partners’ commitment to making gender equality and women’s empowerment a global priority and for supporting UN Women’s life-changing programmes in 90 countries.

In 2016, UN Women received financial support from 108 Member States, forward-thinking business partners, generous philanthropists and individual donors who want to do their part to change the world. With your combined support, UN Women mobilized a total of USD 327,352,866.

While progress is being made, there continues to be chronic underinvestment in gender equality and women’s empowerment. UN Women appeals to all our stakeholders to step up your contributions and your commitment to creating brighter futures for women and girls everywhere.

Statement of Financial Performance

expressed in thousands of USD

For the year ended on 31 December 2016

Regular Resources 141,660
Other Resources 178,078
Assessed Resources 7,615
Investment income 3,432
Other Revenue 3,636
Revenue: exchange transactions 148


  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.
  3. The deficit for the current financial year is due to a timing difference between the receipt of earmarked donor funds recognized in 2015 and associated programme delivery expenditure incurred in 2016.

To see the full list of contributions to UN Women, please see pp. 45-47 of the PDF.

Top 15 government donors for the year ended 31 December 2016