Policy Statements

Policy statement developed by Women’s Major Group members present policy priorities from a women’s rights and gender quality perspective on all thematic areas relating to Sustainable Development, Post2030 and Environmental matters.

13Oct. 2016

Why the Women’s Major Group is disappointed with a man as UN SG again

October 13th, 2016|

Statement by members of the Women’s Major Group on the appointment of the new Secretary General of the United Nations: The Women’s Major Group of the UN Agenda-2030 process (WMG), has received the an [...]

11Jul. 2016

High-level Political Forum: WMG’s Brief on Systemic barriers to achieving Sustainable Development

July 11th, 2016|

Read WMG's combined Brief on Addressing systemic barriers to achieving Sustainable Development: "Agenda2030 cannot be achieved unless the systems and structures that impede sustainable and equitable [...]

11Jul. 2016

High-level Political Forum: WMG’s Brief on Means of Implementation

July 11th, 2016|

Read the Women's Major Group combined Brief on Means of Implementation "Securing the Means of Implementation is at the heart of Agenda2030, including achieving women’s human rights. There is an alar [...]

6Jul. 2016

6th Session of the Open Working Group: Technology Divides

July 6th, 2016|

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 [...]

17May. 2016

Women’s Major Group reaction to High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Zero Draft, May 17, 2016

May 17th, 2016|

"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 [...]

4May. 2016

Call for a Feminist UN Secretary-General in 2016

May 4th, 2016|

Visit our petition on change.com to add your name in support of calling for a feminist UN Sec-Gen!Read in French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, or Arabic. It’s time for change… We believe that a woman [...]

2Mar. 2016

Collective Appeal (Notice of Objection) against FLOW 2 Procedures by unsuccessful qualifying applicants

March 2nd, 2016|

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 [...]

24Feb. 2016

Aplly for: Civil society speaker for Paris Climate Change Agreement Signing Ceremony

February 24th, 2016|

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 [...]

16Feb. 2016

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

February 16th, 2016|

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|

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 [...]