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

6May. 2020

WMG Members Host Feminist Digital Organizing Teach-Ins

In early April, as countries around the world began to implement social distancing measures to protect public health in the face of COVID-19, it became clear that feminists must be equipped with tools [...]

4Mar. 2020

Civil society letter supporting postponement of CSW64

2 March 2020   António Guterres United Nations Secretary General 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA   Mher Margaryan Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women Permanent Representative [...]

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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.

17Nov. 2020

The Future of Advocacy – New briefer from WMG

November 17th, 2020|Advocacy, Capacity building / advocacy / empowerment / leadership, COVID-19 Pandemic, Education & learning, Gender-based violence, Organising and movement building, Publications, Uncategorized|

  Feminist, women's and girl-led movements and organizations are facing intersecting crises. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened systemic barriers as well as introduced new challenges to advocac [...]

16Jun. 2020

Draft Short Report from Major Groups and Stakeholders from UNEA5

June 16th, 2020|Advocacy, Climate change, Climate Justice, Desertification & Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Environment (UNEP – UNEA), Events, Food security / sovereignty & Nutrition, Forests & Biodiversity, Issues, Land rights / tenure, Land, environment & climate justice, News, Oceans, seas, marine, fisheries, On Environment and UNEP, Policy Statements on Environment & UNEP, Positions UNEP/Env., Sustainable agriculture, Sustainable consumption & production, Sustainable urbanization / human settlements, Water and Sanitation|

Last week, the Women's Major Group had a strong presence at the online consultations with Major Groups and other Stakeholders and the bureau of Member States for UNEA 5. Representing WMG, Isis Alvarez [...]

27May. 2020

WMG response to the Letter from the UNEA President on the Ministerial Declaration

May 27th, 2020|Advocacy, Agenda 2030, SDGs & the HLPF, Environment (UNEP – UNEA), Issues, Land, environment & climate justice, News, On Environment and UNEP, Policy Statements, Positions UNEP/Env.|

Women's Major Group developed a response to the Letter from the UN Environment Assembly President on the Ministerial Declaration, which was sent on April 24. You may find our complete response letter [...]

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