Frequently Asked Questions

Note: UNIFEM has been dissolved and incorporated into the newly established UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions about UN Women. (The following information is for historical reference.)

Category: Information Requests

How can I receive more information about UNIFEM and its work?

Sign up for our electronic newsletter, UNIFEM Currents. Also, check our homepage, Resources and News and Events sections frequently to see updated information. You may also subscribe to web feeds of these two sections. Finally, you can also read fact sheets on UNIFEM's work around the world:

How can I order UNIFEM's publications?

Please see the Resources page. Online versions of recent publications are available for download free of charge. Each title listed in the Resources page includes information on where to order print copies, if available. Publications for sale are generally available from WomenInk; select titles can also be ordered from Kumarian Press or United Nations Publications.

Requests for headquarters publications whose print versions are free of charge are handled based on availability and should be addressed to:

Attn: Publications Distribution
304 East 45th Street
Room FF-1545
New York, NY 10017

Older publications that are out-of-print are not available from UNIFEM, but may be available from online booksellers.

For publications or materials published by UNIFEM's regional offices, please contact the offices directly.

I need information or data on a particular issue. Can UNIFEM answer my questions?

In general, because of limited staff and resources, UNIFEM may not be able to respond to individual requests for research data and other information.

For materials published by UNIFEM, please browse the following pages:

You might also try the following online resources:

Please send me information on the Commission on the Status of Women and International Women's Day.

The United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women is the Secretariat for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). For more information, please visit the CSW website and the International Women's Day website.

Please send me information on United Nations work for women and gender equality.

In addition to UNIFEM, two other UN agencies work exclusively on gender and women's issues: the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW). There is also a Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) and an Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE). Finally, the WomenWatch Portal is a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system.

Please add a reciprocal link to our website from your Links section.

We can only provide links on the UNIFEM website to a limited number of organizations and online resources that are closely related to UNIFEM's work. Requests for reciprocal links will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and if appropriate, they will be added to the Links section.

I would like information on UNIFEM’s procurement policies.

For more information, please see the Procurement page.