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 meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held in New York, from Monday, 10 July, to Wedn [...]
The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Sixteenth session, Regional Consultation meeting for Africa Major Groups and Stakeholders will take place from 12-16 June 2017 at the Radison Blu [...]
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.
"Solutions by, with and for women as actors in sustainable development must be elevated to guide coherence in addressing multiple SDGs, alongside systemic barriers". Download the Women's Major Group [...]
Access the Statement delivered by Nurgul Dzhanaeva on behalf of the civil society at the Policy Segment Session, UNECE 2017 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, Geneva, 25 April. Download the [...]