The Women’s Major Group was created at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where governments recognized Women as one of the nine important groups in society for achieving sustainable development. The WMG is an official participant in the United Nations processes on Sustainable Development. Other processes use the major group or similar systems, with the WMG active in the processes of the United Nations Environment Program since 1996.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is promoting a week discussion to understand the key challenges for effective implementation of the Sustainable Devel [...]
"The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016". Check out key gender events [...]
Policy statements developed by Women’s Major Group members are written to present policy priorities from a women’s human rights and gender quality perspective on all thematic areas relating to Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030 and Environmental matters.
Statement by members of the Women’s Major Group on the appointment of the new Secretary General of the United Nations: The Women’s Major Group of the UN Agenda-2030 process (WMG), has received the an [...]
Read WMG's combined Brief on Addressing systemic barriers to achieving Sustainable Development: "Agenda2030 cannot be achieved unless the systems and structures that impede sustainable and equitable [...]