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.
Save the date, Join us at the UNEA 3! "What has Gender got to do with Chemicals? strengthening gender policies for a pollution free planet". Download the invitation here. Date: Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 Tim [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]