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ABOUT US

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.

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NEWS

The latest news on Sustainable Development & Agenda 2030, and on Environment & UNEP

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UPCOMING EVENTS

The latest and upcoming events on Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030

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16Oct. 2019

African Climate Change Summit 2019

Call for proposals for the Climate Change Summit - Africa, Accra - 16-17-18 October 2019! Since the Climate urgency is more pressing than ever and that the States pledges are insufficient, it is ab [...]

27Mar. 2019

Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

"This year, the APFSD will address the theme “'Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and on the cluster of SDGs to be reviewed at the HLPF - in accordance with General Assembly [...]

21Mar. 2019

Twentieth Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance

"The Standing Committee on Finance meets at least twice a year, and among other things, one item of interest this year is how the SCF will operationalize the Gender Action Plan's invitation to "hos [...]

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POLICY STATEMENTS

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.

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2May. 2018

4th African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development: Africa Women’s Major Group Position Paper

May 2nd, 2018|African Issues, Agenda 2030 & the Sustainable Development Goals, News, Policy Statements, Policy Statements on Sustainable Development & POST 2015, Processes, Regional Issues|

Gender inequality remains one of the most pervasive inequalities, evidenced by numbers of women and girls living in poverty and insecurity in many African countries. Laws and policies do not uphold [...]

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