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 UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution. This [...]
"The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, will take place from 6-17 Nov 2017 in Bonn, Germany, hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC [...]
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.
"Public policy should be based on independent science, rather than ideology, on social, gender and environmental assessments, and include full participation in planning and decision making of diver [...]
Luisa Emilia Reyes Zuñiga (CoChair of the Major Groups and other Stakeholders HLPF Coordination Mechanism) and the Women's Major Group Organizing Partner for the Latin America and Caribbean was int [...]