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 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 [...]
"Women’s opportunity and necessity has traditionally been in farming and textiles; it is crucial to re-vision women’s roles in a broader context. Women's economic empowerment needs to involve equit [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]