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

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 [...]

23Mar. 2017

Tenth Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee

The Tenth Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the Economic Commission for Africa’s Conferenc [...]

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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.

17May. 2016

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

May 17th, 2016|Advocacy, Agenda 2030, SDGs and the HLPF, High Level Political Forum (HLPF), News, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015, Policy Statements, Processes, Sus Letters|

"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 [...]

4May. 2016

Call for a Feminist UN Secretary-General in 2016

May 4th, 2016|Events, News, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015|

Visit our petition on change.com to add your name in support of calling for a feminist UN Sec-Gen!Read in French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, or Arabic. It’s time for change… We believe that a woman [...]

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