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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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5Jun. 2017

The Ocean Conference: our Oceans, our Future

"The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable developm [...]

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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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4May. 2017

High-Level Political Forum 2017: Women’s Major Group Position Paper

May 4th, 2017|Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030, SDGs and the HLPF, High Level Political Forum (HLPF), News, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015, Position Papers, Processes|

"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 [...]

25Apr. 2017

ECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) 2017: Nurgul Dzhanaeva’s Statement

April 25th, 2017|Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030, SDGs and the HLPF, High Level Political Forum (HLPF), News, Policy Statements, Processes|

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 [...]

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