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

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The latest and upcoming events on Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030

18Mar. 2017

Save the Date! Women’s Major Group Strategy Meeting “CSW61”

The WMG invites you for the Strategy Meeting during the Commission of Status of Women (CSW61). We would like to come together to envision and strategize on moving our work forward related to impleme [...]

13Mar. 2017

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women – CSW 61

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Themes: Priority theme: Women’s economic empo [...]

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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.

11Jul. 2016

High-level Political Forum: WMG’s Brief on Means of Implementation

July 11th, 2016|Agenda 2030, SDGs and the HLPF, High Level Political Forum (HLPF), News, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015, Processes|

Read the Women's Major Group combined Brief on Means of Implementation "Securing the Means of Implementation is at the heart of Agenda2030, including achieving women’s human rights. There is an alar [...]

6Jul. 2016

6th Session of the Open Working Group: Technology Divides

July 6th, 2016|2013, Advocacy, Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030, SDGs and the HLPF, Governance (Law), Issues, Media and technology, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015, Policy Statements on Sustainable Development & POST 2015, Position Papers, Processes|

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 [...]

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