National partners

Photo: UN Women/Violana Murataj
Photo: UN Women/Violana Murataj

Gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the country’s EU integration processes. Continuous progress on the achievement of SDG 5 is also key to the country’s sustainable development trajectory, as articulated in a series of national documents. UN Women supports the national partners with normative and policy advice to fulfill international and national obligations with respect to equality between women and men. It also contributes to building capacities of national institutions at central and local levels to strengthen the implementation and monitoring of national strategies, policies and plans. UN Women works with a variety of national partners,including those listed below:

Governmental institutions:

  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Ministry of Health and Social Protection
  • Ministry of Finance and Economy
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Interior
  • Ministry of Education and Sports
  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism
  • Minister of Youth and Children
  • Albanian State Police
  • Municipalities and Local Government Units

Public Oversight bodies:

  • Assembly of the Republic of Albania
  • Central Election Commission
  • Ombudsman
  • Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination
  • State Supreme Audit
  • Post Office
  • Tirana Youth Congress


  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Think Tanks
  • Academia
  • Media
  • Private sector
  • Youth leaders
  • Religious communities