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

29Mar. 2017

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific”

"Pursuant to ESCAP resolution 72/6 Committing to the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, Governments and other stakeholders will convene a [...]

28Mar. 2017

Fifth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

"This meeting will follow the same format as the 4th IAEG-SDG meeting, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days (28 - 29 March) and a Plenary Session taking place during the seco [...]

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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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