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Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)

2. Dezember 2018 - 21:22

“The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, along with meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). COP 24 is expected to finalize the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP)”. More information here.

Date: 2-14 December 2018
Location: Katowice, Slaskie, Poland

Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)
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COP 14 -Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

17. November 2018 - 21:04
COP 14 -Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 14th Meeting, will be held in Sharm El-Sheikhm Egypt, from 17-19 November 2018.

For the provisional agenda, access here.

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Eighth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

5. November 2018 - 21:31

The eighth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 5 to 8 November 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting will be hosted by Statistics Sweden. More information here.

Meeting objectives
  • Review the tier classification
  • Discuss the implementation plan for data flows and case studies on data flows for SDGsReview Tier III work plans and updates
  • Review timeline and process for 2020 comprehensive review and additional indicators
  • Discuss progress made on the work stream on data disaggregation
  • Share experiences on implementing monitoring of the SDGs
  • Other related issues
Eighth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs
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73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73)

18. September 2018 - 14:39

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will be held from 18 September – 5 October 2018, in New York City. More information here.

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HLPF 2018: Jaclyn Blickley’s intervention at the 49th meeting of the ECOSOC High-Level segment 2018

19. Juli 2018 - 17:43
HLPF 2018: Jaclyn Blickley's intervention at the 49th meeting of the ECOSOC High-Level segment 2018

While 8 of the 17 goals explicitly integrate commitments to women and girls, the achievement of the agenda has implications for women’s and girls’ human rights. The six goals under review at the HLPF are as important for gender equality as they are critical for sustainable development.

Jaclyn Blickley (IPPF WHR , USA) presented her combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group during the 49th Meeting ECOSOC High-level segment 2018, at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on 19th July 2018.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here, at min. 1:04:48

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HLPF 2018: Marta Szostak’s Review on Poland VNR

18. Juli 2018 - 16:20
HLPF 2018: Marta Szostak's Review on Poland VNR

Marta Szostak (ASTRA Network / Federation for Women and Family Planning, Poland) presented her combined statement on behalf of Women’s Major Group on the Poland VNR review at the 23rd meeting: Voluntary national reviews (Individual: Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain), at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on 18th July 2018.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here.

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HLPF 2018: Review on Poland VNR

18. Juli 2018 - 15:15
HLPF 2018: Review on Poland VNR

Marta Szostak (ASTRA Network / Federation for Women and Family Planning, Poland) and Anna Szczegielniak (Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Poland) presented their combined statement on behalf of Women’s Major Group and Children & Youth on the Poland VNR review at the 23rd meeting: Voluntary national reviews (Individual: Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain), at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on 18th July 2018.

Download the statement here.

Watch their speech here.

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HLPF 2018: International Solidarity: Local Needs, Global Action

18. Juli 2018 - 15:07
HLPF 2018: International Solidarity: Local Needs, Global Action

“Transformative global actions to tackle the structural issues requires a fair and functional global system in which civil society, social movements, and environmental and women’s human rights defenders occupy their rightful seat at the table”.

Read the WMG’s recommendations on Local needs and global action. Download here.

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HLPF 2018: Means of Implementation, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

17. Juli 2018 - 15:17
HLPF 2018: Means of Implementation, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

“Member States should oppose the push of blending of ODA with privatization investments. Public Private Partnerships remain problematic. We oppose the privatization of public services and facilities, including large scale infrastructure as well public services such as health, education, children and elderly care. They are fundamental human rights and an obligation of the state, and should be guaranteed”(…)

Read the WMG’s recommendations on Means of Implementation, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights. Download here.

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HLPF 2018: Acakpo-Addra’s review on Togo VNR

17. Juli 2018 - 15:15
HLPF 2018: Acakpo-Addra's review on Togo VNR

Essivi Sinmégnon Acakpo-Addra (Women Environmental Programme Togo, Togo) delivered her combined review on behalf of the Women’s Major Group at the 19th meeting on VNR individual reviews, at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on the 17th July  2018.

Access her speech here.

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HLPF 2018: Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

16. Juli 2018 - 15:45
HLPF 2018: Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

“Despite calls from civil society, and recent progress on commitment to WHREDs at a global level, the 2030 agenda fails to highlight the important and legitimate role of WHREDs working on development-related issues, and the need for WHREDs to be central to the agenda. Global progress includes the first UN General Assembly resolution on WHRDs in 2013, and subsequent resolutions passed by the UN Human Rights Council and the GA in 2014 and 2015, that specifically reference the important work of WHREDs, and the need for states to take appropriate steps to protect them”.

Read the WMG’s recommendations on Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders. Download here.

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HLPF 2018: Land, Biodiversity, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

13. Juli 2018 - 20:04
HLPF 2018: Land, Biodiversity, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

Despite playing a major role in biodiversity conservation, forest management and restoration—such as through intergenerational transmission of traditional knowledge, keeping seeds, energy generation, collection of traditional food and medicine, and sustainable livelihoods—women and indigenous peoples are often excluded from participation in local, national, and global natural resources governance, especially managerial positions and decision-making bodies. They are also  often systematically excluded from accessing, owning, and controlling land and resources.

Read the Women’s Major Group statement on SDG 15: Land, Biodiversity, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights. Download here.

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HLPF 2018: Katia Araujo’s Review of the SDG 15

13. Juli 2018 - 19:14
HLPF 2018: Katia Araujo's Review of the SDG 15

Insecure land rights for women and communities is also a key threat to forests and gender equality. Women own less than 20% of the world’s land and in more than half of all countries. Additionally, patriarchal  traditions and discriminatory social norms threaten women’s secure tenure rights to land even when they are enshrined in the rule of law.

Katia Araujo (LANDESA, USA-Brazil), delivered her combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, on SDG 15 – Protect, restore and promote terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and half and reverse land degradation and half biodiversity loss, at the 13th Meeting of the HLPF 2018, held in New York, at the UNHQ on 13th July.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here.

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HLPF 2018: Gertrude Kenyang’s intervention as Lead Discussant on SGD 15

13. Juli 2018 - 18:10
HLPF 2018: Gertrude Kenyang's intervention as Lead Discussant on SGD 15

A policy is only as good as its implementation. It is important to ensure that policies translate into practice. The entire value chain, from the global to the national to the grassroots must be kept in the know of what is happening here today, resources must be allocated at all levels to build capacity of the indigenous people and local communities to enhance buy-in.

Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda and Women’s Major Group member delivered her intervention on SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and half and reverse land degradation and half biodiversity loss, at the 13th meeting: Review of SDGs implementation, during the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on July 13th, 2018.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here.

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HLPF 2018: Joyce Hamilton’s Review on Leaving No One Behind: are we succeeding?

13. Juli 2018 - 17:35
HLPF 2018: Joyce Hamilton's Review on Leaving No One Behind: are we succeeding?

Patriarchy, colonialism and other systems of oppression reinforce inequalities, deny girls, women, gender non-conforming and trans people their agency and block progress toward achieving sustainable development.

Joyce Hamilton (COC Netherlands, Netherlands) delivered her statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, at the 15th meeting: Leaving No One Behind: are we succeeding? – Wrap-up of the first week, at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on 13th July 2018.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here.

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HLPF 2018: Shaila Shahid as Lead Discussant, SDG 11, Cities

12. Juli 2018 - 19:46
HLPF 2018: Shaila Shahid as Lead Discussant, SDG 11, Cities

Ensuring girls’ and women’s participation and safety in cities requires a gender transformative approach to achieve systemic change. It includes empowering women and girls, designing future cities that are well-lit, well-planned, well-maintained, using Universal Design principles where they can claim space to participate as active citizens in urban governance. Human rights obligations, such as under the Convention on the Elimination of all Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), must be met at all levels of government in designing and implementing urban policy.

Shaila Shahid’s WMG presented her intervention as Lead Discussant at the Review of SDGs implementation, during the 9th meeting on SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,  at the High-level Political Forum 2018, held in New York, at the UNHQ on 11th July 2018.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here.

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HLPF 2018: Sustainable Consumption and Production, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

12. Juli 2018 - 19:05
HLPF 2018: Sustainable Consumption and Production, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights

Women are exposed are highly vulnerable to hazardous chemicals through products they consume and workplace contamination, which is contributing to the increase of diseases such as breast cancer and
reproductive disorders.

Read the Women’s Major Group Statement on SDG 12 – Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. Download here.

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HLPF 2018: Lillian Cueva Review on SDG 11: Cities

12. Juli 2018 - 12:02
HLPF 2018: Lillian Cueva Review on SDG 11: Cities

(…) inclusive, just, sustainable and safe cities require respect for women’s rights and equality in a  comprehensive, plural and complex view that encompasses the dimensions of sex, age, class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.

Lillian Sol Cueva (Espacio de Articulación de Sociedad Civil para el Seguimiento de la Agenda 2030 en México) delivered her combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, during the 11th meeting, Thematic review, SDG 11 – Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies – Perspectives of society: Session organized with major groups and other stakeholders, at the High-level Political Forum 2018, held in New York, at the UNHQ on 12th July.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here.

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HLPF 2018: Isis Alvarez’s Intervention on Perspectives of LDCs, LLDCs and MICs

11. Juli 2018 - 19:38
HLPF 2018: Isis Alvarez's Intervention on Perspectives of LDCs, LLDCs and MICs

Women’s equal participation and leadership in decisions that affect them and their communities is a prerequisite for building resilient societies.

Isis Alvarez (GFC, Colombia) delivered her combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, during the 8th meeting: Thematic review – Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies: Perspectives of LDCs, LLDCs and MICs at the High-level Political Forum 2018, held in New York, at the UNHQ on 11th July.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here .

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Mapping the gap: barriers and opportunities for CS in VNRs

11. Juli 2018 - 15:32
Mapping the gap: barriers and opportunities for CS in VNRs

Save the Date!

The Women’s Major Group invites you to join the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) at the “Mapping the gap: barriers and opportunities for CS in VNRs” Meeting.

Date: 11 July 2018

Time: 13:15 – 14:30

Venue: Conference Room 7 in the UN Conference Building

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