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

15Nov. 2016

Fourth Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is coming soon. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for [...]

9Nov. 2016

COP 22 Side Event: Land Use and Climate Change: Corporations or Communities? Time to Choose

If you are in Marrakech at the COP 22, please join the Side Event hosted by Global Forest Coalition, Friends of the Siberian Forests, Movement Strategy Center and the Grassroots Global Justice & [...]

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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.

16Feb. 2016

The second Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-2)

February 16th, 2016|Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030, SDGs and the HLPF, Asian & Pacific Issues, Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Environment (UNEP – UNEA), News, Policy Statements, Policy Statements on Environment and UNEP, Processes, Regional Issues|

Members of the Women’s Major Group presented their key issues on COP21 Paris Agreement at UNEP OECPR 2 meeting in Nairobi. Isis Alvarez (Global Forest Coalition and WMG Organizing Partner) presented [...]

9Feb. 2016

Call for a Feminist UN Secretary General – sign on

February 9th, 2016|Advocacy, News, On Sustainable Development and Post 2015, Policy Statements|

The Women's Major Group is launching the call below and would like to invite widespread participation. Please share widely with your networks. Please access the Google Form to add your organization's [...]

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