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.
"The Philippines, through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), is organizing the 2017 International Conference on Sustainable [...]
"An International Workshop on Statistical Classifications for ECLAC countries will be organized by UNSD in Havana, Cuba, on 25-28 September 2017. The workshop will be organized jointly with the Econom [...]
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 WMG's combined Brief on Addressing systemic barriers to achieving Sustainable Development: "Agenda2030 cannot be achieved unless the systems and structures that impede sustainable and equitable [...]
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 [...]