Women on the Road to Rio+20

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13-22 June 2012

Rio+20 is an opportunity for women around the world to come together in shaping the future we want!

From June 20th – 22nd, 2012, less than 100 days from today, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. World leaders will be gathered- with hopes and plans for securing a sustainable future.

The Women’s Major Group aims to advocate for an outcome which represents the diversity of women’s views and perspectives and which solidifies the central importance of achieving gender equality to secure a sustainable future.

In order to do that, we need to hear from YOU!

Make your voice heard! Complete the Global Women’s Rio+20 Survey and you will be entered to win a trip to the conference in June. **

Click to complete survey in: [English] [Spanish] [French]

**To be eligible, participants must fully complete survey and enter their contact details (name & email). Only women from developing countries are eligible to win.



Upcoming Events

19 Mar 2012 – 23 Mar 2012, New York
First round of ‘informal-informal’ negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document

26 Mar 2012 – 27 Mar 2012, New York
3rd Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD, UN Secretariat

Governments and civil society will gather over the next two weeks for a series of informal negotiations to work on the zero draft of the outcome document for Rio+20. The Women’s Major Group will be following the proceedings very closely and advocating to ensure that human rights and women’s rights are a cornerstone of all agreements in Rio+20. To follow the proceedings as well as Women’s Major Group positions and interventions, http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20 and follow updates via Twitter and Facebook.

To share your news and events, join the Women on the Road to Rio online community, http://women-rio20.ning.com

Side Events at UNCSD

21 March 2012, Wednesday, UNCSD, New York
6:15pm- 7:45pm, Room 7
“Sustainable Development Goals and Post 2015 development agenda: the Gender Dimension” On behalf of the co-organisers: UN Women, the Governments of Switzerland and Brazil, and the Women’s Major Group represented by APWLD, DAWN, WECF and WEDO
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27 March 2012, Tuesday, UNCSD, New York
1:15pm- 2:45pm, Room Eco “Women’s Critical Perspectives on the ‘Green Economy'”
Organizers: Global Forest Coalition, International, Biofuelwatch, International, Sobrevivencia, Paraguay, Timberwatch, South Africa, Global Justice Ecology Project, US
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Key Resources
Organization of Work of the Informal informal consultations
Organization of Work of the Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD
Program of Side Events


The Women’s Major Group, comprised of over 100 organizations and individuals, is facilitated by two Organizing Partners – Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) and Voices of African Mothers (VAM) – and supported by a core group of Steering Committee members including International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) and Women’s Environment Development Organization (WEDO). For more information, visit: www.uncsd2012.org.

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Women and girls around the world are demanding and creating systemic change and a sustainable future for all. We need collective power to attain a just future – we need you.