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Rio+20 - Women Worldwide Present Recommendations and Statements

More than 70 women's organizations from over 40 countries from around the world present their recommendations for Rio+20 - next year's United Nations conference on Sustainable Development

03.11.2011 |Sascha Gabizon




For over 6 months more than 70 women's organizations from over 40 countries from around the world have prepared their recommendations and statements, as input for the United Nations "zero draft" document which will be the basis for the policy negotiations up to the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development which will take place in Brazil, 4-6 of June 2012.

Global Women's Submission for the Rio+20 zero-draft document

Women statement at UNEP global consultation on Rio+20 in Bonn, 1-2 September 2011

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Throughout the world women are key actors in maintaining the sustaining livelihoods and welfare of their families and communities, and in making a transition to a more equitable and sustainable world.

The Women's major group asks that governments in Rio+20:

  • Sustainable and equitable economies : Commit to gender-sensitive development of binding international and national measure
  • Governance of sustainable development : Commit to gender-sensitive development of binding international and national measure
  • Commit to targets and indicators for women’s engagement
  • Include gender equality goals in Sustainable Development Goals

Also, Women ask attention for the following "emerging issues" and ask actions are agreed on them in Rio+20:

  • Food security and food sovereignty: Women’s voice over agriculture and biodiversity
  • Rush for Land: Women’s land rights and ownership tenure, and prevention of land grabbing
  • Halt privatization and commodification of the commons: Women most affected
  • Women and children’s greater harm from radiation: Need for phasing out of nuclear
  • Promotion of clean renewable energy technologies and phasing out of unsustainable energy
  • Strengthen gender priority in Climate Change policies
  • Women and migration
  • Women and children at risk: Need for new approaches to minimizing risks of novel technologies and chemicals
  • New challenges to water availability: Burden for women
Read the recommendations in the Women's Major Group Submission


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