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

20May. 2019

Towards a Global Pact for the Environment

Save the Date! The third substantive session of the working group shall meet in Nairobi. Attendance at the sessions of the ad hoc open-ended working group as observers is open to relevant non-gover [...]

14May. 2019

Side Event: Taming the digital

Save the Date! The WMG, ETC, MG on Children and Youth and CSO for FfD are co-hosting a side event during the Un-Science and Technology Forum: "Taming the digital". This side event aims to discuss t [...]

13May. 2019

DRR 2019: Stakeholder Forum

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 13-17 May 2019.  For more information, access here. [...]

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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.

4May. 2017

HLPF 2017: Women’s Major Group Position Paper

May 4th, 2017|Agenda 2030 & the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030, SDGs & the HLPF, High Level Political Forum (HLPF), News, On Sustainable Development & 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 G [...]

25Apr. 2017

ECE RFSD 2017: Nurgul Dzhanaeva’s Intervention at the Policy Segment Session

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

"We call for action to strengthen an enabling environment and overcome systemic obstacles for meaningful engagement of civil society and to ensure obligations to rights holders in the SDGs. We den [...]

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