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

14Jul. 2019

HLPF 2019: Ground Level Peoples’ Forum (GLPF)

Don't miss this opportunity to envision the world we want with local and international grassroots activists! Join us at the Ground Level Peoples' Forum (GLPF): a counter-space to the United Nation [...]

9Jul. 2019

HLPF 2019: Women’s Major Group Side Event

Join the Women's Major Group at our side event on Women's and Feminist's Perspective: Toward the HLPF 2019 Governance. Come learn the feminist's position on systematic barriers, interlinkages with [...]

8Jul. 2019

HLPF 2019: Women’s Major Group Strategy Meeting

The Women’s Major Group Meeting for the High-level Political Forum 2019 is going to be held in New York, on July 8. Download the agenda here. Venue:  Church Center of the UN, 2nd Floor, 777 UN P [...]

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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.

31Aug. 2019

Reflections on the Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) System

August 31st, 2019|Agenda 2030 & the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030, SDGs & the HLPF, News, On Sustainable Development & Post 2015, Position Papers, Processes|

“Women are often not even let in the door. The Major Group structure provides a guaranteed slot in the door. It's never enough, it's always very thin, but it's that guardianship that gives us t [...]

8Apr. 2019

Women’s Major Group 2019 High-Level Political Forum Position Paper: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”

April 8th, 2019|Agenda 2030, SDGs & the HLPF, High Level Political Forum (HLPF), News, Position Papers, Processes|

Realising the transformative vision of the 2030 Agenda requires creating political rather than technical shifts. It requires moving from current failed approaches and towards nonviolent, equitable [...]

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