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 UN Division for Sustainable Development will hold an expert group meeting (EGM) titled 'Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Interlinkages and Common Themes at the HLPF 2018' in preparation for the 2018 s [...]
Save the date, Join us at the UNEA 3! "What has Gender got to do with Chemicals? strengthening gender policies for a pollution free planet". Download the invitation here. Date: Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 Tim [...]
"The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution. This [...]
Come along and join us at this side event on challenges of plastic pollution. "Plastic pollution is a global, and raising, concern. We have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than in the whole [...]
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 combined statement delivered on behalf of the Women's Major Group during the 6th session of the Open Working Group, by Neth Daño, Kathy Jo Wetter and Silvia Ribeiro (ETC Group), on Science, T [...]
"The Women’s Major Group welcomes the Co-facilitators’ draft resolution of May 6th towards the processes that will be carried out so that the HLPF becomes the central body to oversee the implementat [...]