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Women’s Major Group presents Position Paper to UN Ocean Conference June 18,2017   |  Source: WMG/CoopeSoliDar R.L. |  Alert Type(s): Samudra Exclusive

The Women’s Major Group, comprising over 1,300 groups and networks from every region of the world, has called for joint efforts for the conservation, sustainability and fair use of our
ocean resources, a defence of the Commons, and careful attention to social, economic and ecological sustainability in all oceans-related decisions arising from the first-ever United Nations Ocean Conference (held 5-9 June 2017,
(https://oceanconference.un.org/), and in future processes.

The Women’s Major Group was created at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, where governments recognized women as one of the nine important groups in society to achieve sustainable development. Since 1992, the Women’s Major Group has been recognized by the UN in the UN processes on Sustainable Development and, since 1996, in the processes of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Women’s Major Group takes responsibility for facilitating women’s civil society input into the policy space provided by the UN (participation, speaking, submission of proposals, access to documents).

In a Position Paper, read by Vivienne Solis of CoopeSoliDar R.L., Costa Rica, at the Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly on 7 June 2017, the Women's Major Group sought to clearly convey


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