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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

2May. 2018

UNECA Regional Forum for Sustainable Development 2018

"The 2018 meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (UNECA) Regional Forum for Sustainable Development will serve as a preparatory event for the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable [...]

30Apr. 2018

48th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies

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. [...]

24Apr. 2018

ESCWA Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2018

"The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will take place from 24-26 April 2018, in Lebano". For the SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2 [...]

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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.

13Jul. 2017

HLPF 2017: Eni Lestari’s QA Response on “Investing in and financing for SDGs”

July 13th, 2017|Agenda 2030, SDGs and the HLPF, Economic justice and trade, Finance, Financing for Development (FfD), High Level Political Forum (HLPF), Issues, News, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015, Processes, Trade/trade agreements Labour rights and migration, Women’s human rights and sexual rights|

"Women’s rights and means of implementations are indivisible and nonexchangeable. Both are mandatory to achieve the Agenda 2030 and sustainable development". Eni Lestari (International Migrants All [...]

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 [...]

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