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.
Save the Date and Join the Temple of Understanding and the Women’s Major Group on this Side Event!! This panel will consider the impacts of international trade on women’s empowerment in diverse coun [...]
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 [...]
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.
Read the Women’s Major Group response to the Letter from the Minister L. Ploumen (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands). “Further to our letter of 12 December 2015 signed by over 100 women’s [...]
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited all world leaders to a signing ceremony on 22 April for the historic climate agreement that was reached in Paris in December last year. The s [...]