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

16Mar. 2017

CSW 61, Side Events: “Roots of Change: Reclaiming Economics for Women and Community”

"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 [...]

14Mar. 2017

CSW 61, Side Events: “Who Cares? Women, Labor, Justice & the SDG”

"In 2017, the changing world of work is wrapped up in issues of gender equality, global economic systems, the care economy, climate change, human rights and access to resources.This event highlight [...]

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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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