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 48th sessions of the subsidiary bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place from 30 April – 10 May 2018, at the World Conference Center Bonn, located in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. [...]
"The 51st session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD 51) will convene under the theme, ‘Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration’." Read more here. Local: New [...]
The Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development will engage member States, United Nations bodies, other international organizations, major groups and other stakeholders in highlighting region [...]
'The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. The priority theme is the challenges and op [...]
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 [...]