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 United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is pleased to invite civil society to attend the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México). Down [...]
"The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region. Focusing on pra [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]