approximate committee size: 190 (double delegation)

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, more commonly known as UN Women was founded on July 2010. UN Women was established for the sole purpose of acting as the champion for women’s rights and gender equality upon the international stage. On the international stage, UN Women seeks to implement the Sustainable Development goals while simultaneously accelerating both national and global progress in gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women works to support UN Member States in setting global standards for achieving gender equality, and designing laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that these standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.


Female Economic Empowerment in Developing Countries


Intersection of Women and Climate Change


background guide coming soon


NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for UN Women are as follows. Delegates will:

  • Understand the importance of ensuring higher levels of gender equality, female representation, equality of opportunity and the empowerment of all women

  • Comprehend why the empowerment of women can can spur productivity and growth to bring higher levels of socio-economic growth to a community or nation

  • Learn more about how individuals, groups, and governments can work to protect, uplift, and empower girls and women worldwide in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Recognize the UN Women’s jurisdiction and how the UN Women and other interconnected groups and organizations work together to achieve and create genuine societal change


about the chair

Sonia Gupta is in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, class of 2020. She is pursuing a major in International Politics, with a concentration in International Law, Institutions and Ethics and a certificate in International Development. Can you tell she likes international affairs? Sonia hails from the beautiful but slightly basic state of New Jersey and when she refers to “the city” she’s obviously talking about Manhattan. She’s been involved with Model UN since her freshman year of high school and hasn’t looked back, chairing conferences for Georgetown each year. Outside of Model UN, you can find her dreaming of the next DC restaurant on her bucket list or belting out the Hamilton soundtrack. 

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