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.
Women Working to Promote Sustainable Development in Africa Date: 26th February Time: 7 - 8.30am Venue: Chipala Island 2 . Speakers below: 1. Cécile Ndjebet, REFACOF: Challenges Experienced by Women’ [...]
Feminists want system change! Women and non-binary persons speak out at regional civil society forum on Generation Equality, Geneva. “It’s a unique event, there will be 450 feminists from 48 differe [...]
“Business Insolite” pour l’examen de Beijing+25 par l’Afrique L’année prochaine, en 2020, alors que le monde marque les 25 ans de l’adoption de la BDPfA, il existe suffisamment de preuves pour montre [...]
Launch of the United Nations Global Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, a High-Level Segment and Science - Policy - Political Dialogue to be held on 23 - 24 October 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka [...]
Call for proposals for the Climate Change Summit - Africa, Accra - 16-17-18 October 2019! Since the Climate urgency is more pressing than ever and that the States pledges are insufficient, it is ab [...]
"APCW is part of Regional Climate Weeks that are held annually in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia-Pacific. Regional Climate Weeks are organized by the Nairobi Framework Partne [...]
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.
A WMG member organization and previous OP, WECF, Women Engaged for a Common Future, has launched a global advocacy toolkit for the Beijing +25 process and beyond. The resource is entitled "Young Femin [...]
The WMG recently joined the following sign on letter; see attached PDF for full letter and signatories. May 1, 2020 Commission on Unalienable Rights United States Department of State 2201 C Street NW [...]
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 [...]
UN Women’s briefing on the Gender Equality Forum Human Rights Council, 25 February 2020 First of all, I would like to thank UN Women for the invitation – it is really an honour to be here today. I als [...]