The WMG facilitates advocacy by its members, including through an Advocacy List that is made up of non-government and non-UN WMG members. The WMG advocacy incorporates multiple aspects: development of position papers and common messaging; communications via traditional and social media; meetings with delegates and allies; mapping statements and position of Member States; and hosting side events.

The advocacy work aims to represent the diversity of the WMG voices and interests, global/regional/national levels and thematic focus, while also developing common positions and messaging.

The WMG also ensures that advocacy content incorporates all dimensions of sustainable development and those positions are equally represented when meeting in person with delegates or when writing positions.

6Jul. 2016

6th Session of the Open Working Group: Technology Divides

July 6th, 2016|

Read the combined statement delivered on behalf of the Women's Major Group during the 6th session of the Open Working Group, by Neth Daño, Kathy Jo Wetter and Silvia Ribeiro (ETC Group), on Science, T [...]

17May. 2016

Women’s Major Group reaction to High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Zero Draft, May 17, 2016

May 17th, 2016|

"The Women’s Major Group welcomes the Co-facilitators’ draft resolution of May 6th towards the processes that will be carried out so that the HLPF becomes the central body to oversee the implementat [...]

2Mar. 2016

Collective Appeal (Notice of Objection) against FLOW 2 Procedures by unsuccessful qualifying applicants

March 2nd, 2016|

Read the Women’s Major Group response to the Letter from the Minister L. Ploumen (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands). “Further to our letter of 12 December 2015 signed by over 100 women’s [...]

9Feb. 2016

Call for a Feminist UN Secretary General – sign on

February 9th, 2016|

The Women's Major Group is launching the call below and would like to invite widespread participation. Please share widely with your networks. Please access the Google Form to add your organization's [...]

22Jan. 2016

CSW60: Multi stakeholders Forum

January 22nd, 2016|

Members of the Women's Major Group presented their statements at the Multi-stakeholders Forum, in preparation for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), organized by the UN [...]

11Dec. 2015

Women’s Rights organisations express concern about lack of funding priority: Letter sent to Minister Ploumen on 7 Jan 2016

December 11th, 2015|

50 national, regional and global women’s rights networks and foundations have sent a letter to the Dutch Minister to express concern about the allocation of scare resources, crippling the global women [...]

17Nov. 2015

UNDP: e-discussion on natural capital and inequalities

November 17th, 2015|

As a run-up to the UNDP 2016 Regional Human Development Report on Inequalities, the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub is organizing a series of e-discussions on different themes being addressed in the report [...]

7Nov. 2015

Intervention forests at Convention on Biological Diversity’s SBSTTA

November 7th, 2015|

"As a worldwide coalition of Indigenous peoples organizations and NGOs from 53 different countries we look  forward to a substantive debate on forests at the upcoming Conference of the Parties". Read [...]

31Oct. 2015

Climate Negotiations: COP 21

October 31st, 2015|

Agenda: * Sunday 8 – Tue 10 November: Informal negotiations at the conference centre of the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris, including a 1,5 hour session with Major Groups/Constituencies on Sunday * [...]

27Sep. 2015

Sustainable Development Summit, Sep. 2015: Emilia Reyes’s Intervention

September 27th, 2015|

Read the intervention by Emilia Reyes (Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia) on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September, N [...]