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

20Mar. 2017

CSW 61 Side Event: “On A Gender-Just & Sustainable Trade Agenda”

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 [...]

18Mar. 2017

Save the Date! Women’s Major Group Strategy Meeting “CSW61”

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 [...]

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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.

2Mar. 2016

Collective Appeal (Notice of Objection) against FLOW 2 Procedures by unsuccessful qualifying applicants

March 2nd, 2016|Advocacy, Finance, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015, Policy Statements, Policy Statements on Sustainable Development & POST 2015, Women’s human rights and sexual rights|

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 [...]

24Feb. 2016

Aplly for: Civil society speaker for Paris Climate Change Agreement Signing Ceremony

February 24th, 2016|Events, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015|

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 [...]

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